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  • A grove of oak trees in shades of red, brown and green
    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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  • Children looking at a samples of tree leaves
    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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  • An Arboretum expert teaching children about the benefits of 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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  • 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

Aerial view of the new buildings that make up the South Farm, the work hub for staff who take care of the Arboretum.
A New South Farm

Construction of a new work hub for staff who take care of the Arboretum is now complete. Thanks to our campaign donors.

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The Arboretum Store fall display with gourds and pumpkins
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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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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Researchers carefully measuring the circumference of a tree
Trees Need Champions

Trees need us now. Their survival depends on people taking action to protect and preserve them. Like the Arboretum, you can be a champion of trees.

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A child sitting on St Nick's lap
Supper with St Nick

On December 21 or 22, enjoy a buffet dinner in the Founder's Room, a visit with Santa, and admission to Illumination that evening.

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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
Arboretum Board of Trustees