The Folly Tree Arboretum is a collection of rare and unusual trees intent on showcasing nature's sense of humor. The Folly Tree Arboretum reexamines the cultural requirements we place on living things, suggesting an alternative by blurring the boundaries between horticulture and art. This is achieved through a public collection, landscape installations, collaborations with artists, lecturers, workshops and puppetry. The Folly Tree Arboretum also is engaged in a seed irradiation and asexual propagation program that seeks to produce the enigmatic Folly Tree, a unique cultivar possessing never before seen humorous qualities. The Folly Tree inspires ecological awareness and empathy for nature through exuberance and laughter.
The Folly Tree Arboretum is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit currently located in Springs, New York.