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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Hefferan, Colien
DIRECTOR U S NATIONAL ARBORETUM
Colien.Hefferan@ars.usda.gov
(202) 245-4539
U.S. NATIONAL ARBORETUM
3501 NEW YORK AVE., N. E.
Washington DC 20002

Mission:
The mission of the U.S. National Arboretum is to conduct research, provide education, conserve and display trees, shrubs, floral, and other plants to enhance the environment. The National Arboretum is a U.S. Department of Agriculture research facility and living museum dedicated to serving the public and improving our environment by developing and promoting improved landscape plants and new technologies through scientific research, educational programs, display gardens, and germplasm conservation. The Arboretum is a unique federal institution linked by partnerships to other governmental agencies, the scientific community, other arboreta and botanical gardens, and various private sector groups. It is a national center for public education that welcomes visitors in a stimulating and aesthetically pleasing environment.

Last Modified: 4/18/2014