Research Collaborations

The Holden Arboretum’s research program has collaborations with faculty and scientists from a number of universities, including Case Western Reserve University, Kent State University and Ohio State University. We also have partnerships with the U.S. Forest Service and Cleveland Metroparks. In addition, the rhododendron breeding program has green industry partnerships and collaborations in Alabama, Louisiana and Washington states to help evaluate the commercial potential of new introductions. For more information on the Arboretum’s research program, contact David Burke, chairman of the research department, at 440.602.3858 or by email at

The Holden research staff and summer interns with collaborators from Case Western Reserve University atop the Kalberer Emergent Tower in July 2015.