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Father's Day gift guide

Stumped on what to get your dad this Father's Day? Treat him to one of several great finds available at The Arboretum Store.

Living billboard highlights the importance of trees in our communities and world

Look at the tree one way, and it’s barren and lifeless. Walk a few feet and look at it from another angle, and its leaves become green and lush. What can you do to help trees grow green and thrive? How can you be a tree champion? That’s the question asked by the 10-by-27-foot tree art you can see in Arbor Court this summer.

President of The Morton Arboretum receives Arbor Day Foundation's highest honor

This Arbor Day, Dr. Gerard T. Donnelly, President and CEO of The Morton Arboretum, was recognized with the J. Sterling Morton Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Arbor Day Foundation, a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees.

Pro tips for a great garden design

Working on a new garden this spring? Before you buy a bevy of plants, take a step back and look at the big picture. That’s what professional landscape designers do, according to Susan Jacobson, FASLA, landscape architect at The Morton Arboretum.

Woodland wildflowers are springtime’s dainty treats

Take a walk on the wilder side of The Morton Arboretum in spring for a once-a-year delight: ephemeral wildflowers. Seizing their moment in the sun before the trees’ leaves open to shade the forest floor, flowers twinkle and shine along paths and roadways all around the Arboretum.

Treeologist aims to bring tree science to the public

The Morton Arboretum has a new kind of scientist on staff: a treeologist. The job, according to the Arboretum's first treeologist, Jessica B. Turner, is to help the public understand the benefits of trees, key concepts about tree science and conservation, and the exciting research underway at the Arboretum.

The Song of the Frog

Peep! Peep! Peep! What’s that high-pitched sound? Are there baby chickens around here? More likely, what you’re hearing on an early spring day at The Morton Arboretum is the mating call of a spring peeper—a tiny frog, about an inch long, that lives near the lakes and marshes. You can hear them in the East Woods or near Crowley Marsh or any water at the Arboretum.

Bring the Ribbit! The Exhibit experience home with these froggy finds

On April 8, we will welcome the 23 larger-than-life frogs of Ribbit! The Exhibit. In celebration, the staff of The Arboretum Store has been on the hunt for unique frog-themed products for the home and garden. Shoppers are also invited to head to the store's children's section for fun items for all ages.

Construction begins at South Farm

As part of the Growing Brilliantly Campaign, the Arboretum is constructing new facilities at South Farm, a staff work area located to the southwest of the Visitor Center.

Warm spells don’t mean it’s time to garden

Early spring in Chicago often brings spells of warm weather. But that doesn’t mean it’s time to start gardening, says Doris Taylor, Plant Clinic manager at The Morton Arboretum.

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