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    The Champion of Trees

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

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  • The Oak Collection with many mature oaks
    Green Trails, Great Fun

    Enjoy gorgeous green vistas, 16 miles of trails, and a lively lineup of summer events at The Morton Arboretum.

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    Budding Scientists

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

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    You Can Help

    You can be a champion of trees like The Morton Arboretum with simple actions in your own back yard and your own community.

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    A Greener Future

    With scientific research at home and conservation leadership around the world, The Morton Arboretum works for the future of trees.  

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  • The Tribute Walkway-an area near the Visitor Center with bricks people have bought to honor loved ones
    Celebrate. Honor. Remember.

    Celebrate your loved ones with tribute gifts to The Morton Arboretum. Honor them with a gesture of lasting impact.

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

Rendering of Ribbit! sculpture
Ribbit! The Exhibit

Discover 19 whimsical displays of five- to seven-foot-tall metal frogs behaving like humans. April 8 through September 25.

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Thoreau and Emerson, the role of nature in our lives.
Nature: A Walking Play

This July, Nature lets you follow along (literally!) as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau explore nature's power and beauty. Tickets on sale now.

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Adults sitting around a table enjoying wine and conversation
Unwind on Wednesdays

Wednesdays, Woods & Wine is back! Enjoy wine, live music, and light fare on Wednesday evenings, June 1 through September 7. 

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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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Arboretum employees watering and pruning trees and shrubs
Perennial Report 2015

2015: A year of champions. Read The Morton Arboretum’s annual report to see our accomplishments, financial information, and a list of our supporters.

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A display of items you can purchase at The Arboretum Store
Shop the Store

With a wonderful selection of nature-inspired items, you can find unique treasures in the store or online while supporting the Arboretum.

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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.