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Coordinates: 39°46′43.30″N 86°11′20.71″W / 39.7786944°N 86.1890861°W / 39.7786944; -86.1890861 The Lilly Arbor Project is a part of an experimental riparian floodplain reforestation and ecological restoration program, located along the White River in Indiana, in the eastern United States.


The riparian forest restoration project was performed by the department of Center of Earth and Environmental Science (CEES) at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), and it is supported by the Lilly Endowment.

As a part of the riparian zone restoration project, 1400 trees were planted along the White River in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana.

After five years, the "Lilly Arbor Project" will provide data on riparian zone reforestation strategies, which will be used in further research and future projects. Students and faculty from various universities conduct research and maintain the restoration using the CEES service learning program.


The native trees historically in the riparian "restoration study zone" include:

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