Why These Trees?

Tree House Tales features great stories, and yes, lots of history.

Staying Grounded

Aren’t tree houses supposed to be in trees?

Meet the Trees and Their Houses

Every tree has a story. Learn about the history of the tree behind each of our tree houses.

The Gift of Stories From Trees

The story of the trees is calling you to the Arboretum this fall. At our Tree House Tales exhibition, you and your family can explore the Bur Oak Clubhouse, the Empress Tree Castle, and more. Each tree house is built near the tree it represents and provides clues about its identity and story.

Full Lineup of Fall Events

Celebrate the cool crisp weather and changing of the seasons in nature.

Celebration of Fall Foodstuffs

Beautiful colors and bountiful flavors help you savor this delicious season.

Inspiring Family Fun

Adventure for the whole family. Here’s how to enjoy autumn at The Morton Arboretum.

The Morton Arboretum in Living Color

The Morton Arboretum celebrates autumn like no other place in the Chicago area, with brilliant fall color in trees from around the world. Bring the whole family to soak in the cool, crisp weather and the changing of the seasons in nature at the annual Fall Color Festival through October 28.

Symptoms of Emerald Ash Borer

See if this is happening to the ash trees on your property.

EAB Advice to Homeowners

By the time symptoms are obvious, borers may have been at work on a tree for months or years and it may be too late to stop them. Treating while an ash tree still seems healthy may forestall an infestation.