Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories
In 1913, our founder, F.A. Bartlett, began to experiment with the trees on a farm he bought for this purpose. Research was a separate department for many years until 1927, when Dr. Bartlett formally established The Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories and Experimental Grounds and staffed the laboratory with some of the leading researchers of the day. First located in North Stamford, Connecticut, the labs were relocated in 1965 to their current site on a large property in Charlotte, North Carolina. Continuing to build on Dr. Bartlett’s legacy, the research conducted at the labs today is absolutely essential to assure that future generations will have beautiful and useful trees to enjoy.
We have at our disposal a modern, fully equipped laboratory with an extensive library, an education center, an arboretum containing about 2,000 species of trees and plants, several working test plots, and even a bird sanctuary. The Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories is capable of evaluating plant samples, culturing and identifying disease-causing organisms, identifying insects, and performing complete soil analysis services. Staffed with scientists in fields such as plant pathology, entomology, and botany, the labs advise our arborists on the latest advances in arboriculture for the benefit of our customers. Each year the clinic receives more than 6,000 plant samples for analysis for insect pests, diseases, and cultural and environmental problems. Over 10,000 soil samples are processed from our clients' properties annually.