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An arboretum is a botanical gairden for ordinar gien ower tae trees an ither widdy plants, formin a leevin hatter o trees maistlins mynt for scienteefic study. An arboretum speicialisin in growin conifers is kent as a pinetum.

The term 'arboretum' wis first uised in Inglis bi J. C. Loudon in 1838 in his encyclopaedic beuk Arboretum et Fruticetum Britannicum, but the concept wis alreadies lang-estaiblisht bi than.