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The mighty bur oak could give researchers clues to the effects of climate change

Andrew Hipp, the Morton Arboretum's Herbarium director and senior scientist in plant systematics, stands inside A garden housing a years-long study into the future of bur oaks. (Juanpablo Ramirez-Franco/WBEZ)
Andrew Hipp, the Morton Arboretum's Herbarium director and senior scientist in plant systematics, stands inside A garden housing a years-long study into the future of bur oaks. (Juanpablo Ramirez-Franco/WBEZ)

Scientists have seeded bur oak gardens in Illinois’ Morton Arboretum with saplings from Illinois, Minnesota and Oklahoma. It’s part of a three-state study to understand how the oaks may adapt to a warming planet.

 

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