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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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    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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    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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    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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    Be a Volunteer

    Become a volunteer of The Morton Arboretum and be a champion of trees.

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

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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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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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Craft Beer Festival

Spend Saturday, June 25 sampling local favorites and exploring new beers from more than 40 breweries, surrounded by summer's beauty at 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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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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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.