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You can help trees

Trees need our help to live long and strong. As we look forward to Arbor Day on Friday, April 24, here are a few things you can do to help the trees in your yard and your neighborhood.

The Arboretum's history comes alive with special, hand-picked items

The Morton Arboretum has a long and storied history. Originally the estate of the Morton family, owners of Chicago-based Morton Salt Company, the Arboretum is a place where scientists, architects, artists and others have left lasting impressions, helping to carry the Arboretum forward in its mission to protect, care for and plant trees.

Preparing for spring at The Morton Arboretum

March 20 marks the first official day of spring. As ice melts and soil thaws, the Arboretum’s horticulturists ready for the growing season.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with our chef's corned beef and cabbage recipe

You won't need the luck of the Irish in the kitchen for this tried-and-true receipe from the Arboretum's Executive Chef Danny Ovanin.

Look closely to see that spring is here

Signs of spring at The Morton Arboretum may be subtle, but they’re here. Some plants, such as vernal witch-hazel (Hamamelis vernalis) and winter honeysuckle (Lonicera fragrantissima), may bloom while we're still in winter boots, said Doris Taylor, plant information specialist at The Morton Arboretum.

Art and fun come together in Arboretum Uncorked

Nature is the ultimate muse. Visitors look for inspiration in the Arboretum’s landscapes and at this time of year, they find it in a forest blanketed in sparking snow or in the light from a mid-morning sun as it peeks through bare branches.

Great reads from the Sterling Morton Library

The Sterling Morton Library is a treasure trove. Discover all it has to offer as well as these staff recommended titles the next time you’re here.

Be alert to animal damage in the garden

Animals that need food to survive the winter can take a toll on shrubs and young trees, but you can take simple steps to minimize the damage. Peter Linsner, who is in charge of controlling animal damage at The Morton Arboretum, offers these tips:

Help your Christmas tree live on

If you make sure your Christmas tree is recycled into mulch or compost to improve soil and protect plants, you’ll know it didn’t go to waste.

Know before you glow

Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum is here! And to make your experience the absolute best it can be, we’d love to share a few tips.

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