Kim Shearer

Morton Arboretum

Kim Shearer is the Tree and Shrub Breeder at The Morton Arboretum. She completed her M.S. degree at Oregon State University in Horticulture with a concentration in Plant Breeding and Genetics where she worked with Dr. Ryan Contreras. In her role as breeder at Morton, Kim develops breeding strategies for improved trees and shrubs, conducts breeding research, focuses on native plant collecting, and manages the Haerther Charitable Trust New Plant Development Program.

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