The Illinois Tollway and The Morton Arboretum have partnered to plant 58,000 trees along highways and develop new knowledge through scientific research about tree planting and care in roadside conditions.
In celebration of the Chicago region’s trees, The Morton Arboretum and Openlands are partnering to launch Tree-mendous Tree Stories, an online collection of curated stories highlighting people’s connections to trees.
Speakers from The Future of Trees: Hope in a Changing Climate panel discussion spoke with Forbes magazine about how to plant a tree when the effects of climate change remain largely uncertain. Experts, including Lydia Scott, Director of the Chicago Region Trees Initiative and Matt Lobdell, Head of Collections and Curator at The Morton Arboretum, highlighted the importance of tree diversity. Read more in the Forbes piece.