JOIN & support

Your support helps The Morton Arboretum continue the research and education that creates a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world for present and future generations.Season after season, generation after generation, the trees remind us to listen. Join The Morton Arboretum. Be a champion of trees.
The Morton Arboretum collects and studies trees, shrubs, and other plants from around the world. Arboretum donors and members, volunteers and staff all work together to make the Arboretum a leader in tree science, conservation, and education. 

Donate and support

Your gift will support important research and education programs conducted and sponsored by the Arboretum helping to create a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world. LEARN MORE  

Join and renew

Membership at The Morton Arboretum provides a unique experience 365 days of the year. Along with a rich array of member benefits and privileges for you and your family, you also are supporting the Arbroetum's internationally recognized collections, leading scientific research, and pioneering education programs. LEARN MORE   

Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum

From November 20, 2015 through January 2, 2016, The Morton Arboretum glows with dazzling projections and lights. Trees respond to your touch and voice, or shine to music from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Yes,  Illumination is returning for a third  year, and many dates will sell out. Members always save on tickets to Illumination so make your plans now! learn more


Volunteering is an enriching way support The Morton Arboretum. People of all ages offer valuable help throughout the Arboretum. Volunteers are an important part of the Arboretum’s success. LEARN MORE   

Working at the Arboretum

Employees of The Morton Arboretum are passionate about trees and nature, and support its mission by working in a variety of departments including research, collections, education, development, administration, horticulture, marketing, retail operations, and visitor services.  LEARN MORE  


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