The Pinetum

“The gods, that mortal beauty chase, Still in a tree did end their race”
The Garden, by Andrew Marvel


Lovett Pinetum was established in 1997 to gain practical knowledge of the best methods for growing many species of pine trees under defined soil and climate conditions.  Our mission has expanded to include all conifer species and multiple regions.  At present the pinetum is comprised of 130 acres at three different sites in Missouri (Pearson Creek), Texas (Angelina) and California (Alder Springs).  Our conifer collection contains over 3000 trees covering over 300 varieties.