It takes knowledge, planning, adaptation, and time to conserve and restore natural areas today in the face of such challenges as invasive plants insects, and diseases and groundwater and surface water flow that has been altered by development.
Restoration work is often combined with the Arboretum's research to improve techniques and expand knowledge. Meanwhile, careful monitoring of trees, plants, animals and other organisms provides important information about the ecosystems’ health.
Canopy thinning for oak woodland restoration
Prescribed burning in woods and prairies
Fostering native species
Invasive species control
Learn more about specific restoration projects on the grounds of The Morton Arboretum.