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Anthony Aiello

Tony Aiello is Curator and Director of Horticulture at the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania. This position has allowed him to travel throughout the U.S., Europe, and China to find novel plants suitable for growing in the Delaware Valley. He has written extensively about his travels, a variety of trees and shrubs, and the history of horticulture. A native Philadelphian, when he is not gardening, cooking, reading, or spending time with his family, Tony enjoys exploring the city, often in search of the ideal taco or slice of pizza.

For The Love Of Carpenter Lane

For The Love Of Carpenter Lane

December 28, 2017  |  Vantage

Tony Aiello takes a stroll down Carpenter Lane in Mt. Airy where an historical timeline can be traced in architecture > more

Off The Grid: Exploring Fragments Of Philly's Lost Roadways

Off The Grid: Exploring Fragments Of Philly’s Lost Roadways

July 28, 2017  |  Vantage

Why does Moyamensing Avenue run diagonal? What's up with all of those funky intersections along Ridge Avenue? Contributor Tony Aiello tracks down traces of our street system from a time before the city's grid > more