Celebrate the crisp first days of autumn with the 15th annual Fall Color 5K Run & Walk and Kid’s Dash on Sunday, September 30. Following the race through the Arboretum’s tree-lined east woods, participants will enjoy a post-race party complete with live music from This End Up.
Beginning this June, The Morton Arboretum will unveil a new weekly summer concert series featuring top local bands, dancing, and the chance to enjoy tapas and drinks while unwinding on the Arboretum’s lush green clearing surrounded by towering trees.
Something is different about the woods, meadows, and vast natural spaces of The Morton Arboretum’s grounds this spring. Unusual creatures, each made of reclaimed wood and measuring 15- to 20-feet-tall, are emerging from among the trees of the 1,700-acre Arboretum.
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.
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.