Center for Tree Science Projects
The research conducted by the scientists in the Center for Tree Science fulfill the heart and soul of the Morton Arboretum’s mission to do great science, create positive change, and link together expertise and resources through active collaborations. These projects encompass applied and basic questions about tree growth, care, and improvement. We work right in our own backyard, in the 1,700 acres of living collections and natural areas, and across the globe, with foci in the Midwest USA, Mexico, and subtropical Asia. These projects incorporate and expand upon a large number of collaborators at a wide variety of institutions, from the Illinois Tollway to university faculty.