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    We Depend on You

    Magnificent trees, glorious seasonal color, sweeping vistas: your support preserves all this and more at The Morton Arboretum for generations to come.

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    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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  • Children learning about trees
    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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  • Children looking at a slice of a tree
    Budding Scientists

    Grow tree stewards of the future by inspiring creativity and learning at the many education programs just for youth at The Morton Arboretum.

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    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 wood-chipped trail winding through trees
    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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To plant and protect trees for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world

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Illumination: Open Now

See trees in a different light. Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum will brighten your winter. Many dates sell out, so order early. Plan your visit today!

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Jingle and Mingle

On Thursday, December 15, eat, drink, and be merry! Celebrate the holidays with an open bar, cookie decorating, a visit with Santa, and more!

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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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Be a champion of trees. Your membership and philanthropic gifts support research, conservation, and education initiatives at The Morton Arboretum. Every contribution makes a difference for trees—and the people who rely on them.