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    A Better World

    The Morton Arboretum is the champion of trees, working toward a greener, healthier, more beautiful world.

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    Hike the Arboretum

    Enjoy the unique beauty of The Morton Arboretum’s trees and early spring woodland ephemerals with one of these recommended hikes.

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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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    Benefits of Trees

    What would we do without trees? They clean our air, contribute to safer cities, and surround us in beauty.

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    Seeding a Greener, Healthier Future

    Our scientists use the best-performing trees and shrubs from the Arboretum collection to breed new choices that can thrive in the Midwest.

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    Support trees

    As a member of The Morton Arboretum, you support important research on trees and shrubs, including research to protect them for future generations.

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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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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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Five students using binoculars to identify birds
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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Trees need champions like you!

For the fifth year, the Arboretum working with volunteers  will hang brightly colored informational tags which indentify the importance of trees in our lives.

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The star-like flowers of the pink star magnolia
The Bloom Report

Our collections grow greener and brighter by the day. The Bloom Report gives you the scoop on the most recent signs of spring throughout The Morton 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.