Since the The Morton Arboretum’s founding in 1922, practical scientific research has been a cornerstone activity. The Arboretum’s research supports its basic mission: to encourage the planting and conservation of trees and other plants for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world.
Research at the Arboretum is organized under six major areas:
The Arboretum’s vision is to be the leading center of tree expertise, inspiring the world to plant and protect trees. To further this vision, planning is underway for a Center for Tree Science at the Arboretum.
To learn more about current initiatives and projects, please see the links above or download the2014 Science and ConservationProject and Publication Summary.