The Morton Arboretum is proud to announce the release of “Planted: Finding Your Roots in STEM Careers,” a podcast designed to give STEM-focused high school or early college students an introduction to the wide variety of environmentally-focused career paths available to them. The episodes feature tree and plant professionals at all stages of their respective careers—from an undergraduate intern exploring plant DNA, to a horticulture instructor at a community college, and an ethnopharmacologist studying plants used in traditional medicine and their potential ability to fight diseases such
“Brilliance in Bloom” is the theme of the annual Dinner Party at The Morton Arboretum on Saturday, May 16, 2016, in support of the institution’s tree-focused work. The Arboretum’s 1,700-acre landscape of trees and plants is not only a place of beauty, but home to tree research and conservation efforts, as well as education and community outreach programs.
The Morton Arboretum’s Community Trees Program has approved $211,000 in matching grants for northern Illinois communities within the Lake Michigan watershed to help restore the tree canopy lost to the emerald ash borer.