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  • The shoreline of Lake Marmo in winter
    The Champion of Trees

    The Morton Arboretum, a 1,700-acre living museum, champions trees throughout the world via scientific study, conservation, and advocacy.

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  • A grove of trees
    Growing Brilliantly

    People need trees. Help preserve and protect trees in your community and around the world when you support the Growing Brilliantly campaign at the Arboretum.

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  • Brightly colored nights against the dark sky
    See Trees in a Different Light

    Join us at Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum. Interact with lights and projections that frame winter trees in a whole new way.

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  • A student with binoculars looking for birds
    Dig Deeper

    As an education leader, we engage students, families, teachers, and life-long learners to dig a little deeper into the science of trees.

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  • Manicured hedges with a slight dusting of snow
    Benefits of Trees

    Embrace all that trees have to offer—keeping us healthy to providing cleaner air, creating safer cities and increased home values, and surrounding us in beauty.

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  • Close up of a leaf and acorns
    A Greener Future

    With scientific research at home and conservation leadership around the world, The Morton Arboretum is leading in the work to save trees.  

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To plant and protect trees for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world

Colorful lights of Illumination
Illumination: Open Tonight

Join us! Tickets remain for select entry times tonight. To make sure you are admitted, check ticket availability and order online before you arrive. 

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One million visitors in 2017-that's a lot of tree champions!
Three Years in a Row

On Friday, December 8, we welcomed our one millionth visitor of 2017. That's a lot of tree champions (and we're grateful for the support of every single one)!

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Whiskey samples in four glasses
Whiskey Dinner

Join us  January 12 or 13, for a whiskey-inspired menu paired with four whiskey drinks. As you dine, learn how important trees are to good whiskey.

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Not All Classrooms Have Walls

Learn by doing! Try classes for adults or children, from photography and art to gardening and bird-watching to tree expertise and conservation training. 

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Final leaves on the trees
You Can Make a Difference in 2017

There’s still time to make the world greener, healthier, and more beautiful this year. Remember the Arboretum (and trees!) in your end-of-year donations.

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Panoramic view of the arboretum
Ann and John Grube at the Arboretum
Panoramic view of the arboretum

"The Morton Arboretum is a local treasure whose collections and grounds as a living museum require constant care of the highest quality. South Farm is the heart of the Arboretum, helping to make this special place distinctive globally in recreation, scientific research, and conservation. We are delighted to be part of the Growing Brilliantly campaign."

Ann and John Grube
Ann is a Trustee of The Morton Arboretum