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Where have all the Ashes gone?

Where did the emerald ash borer come from? Listen to this podcast on which Andrea Dierich, Forest Pest Outreach and Survey Project Coordinator at The Morton Arboretum, explains about the origins and life cycle of this insect and how it destroys ash trees.

Get Help Making Ash Tree Choices

If you have an ash tree, it’s time to make a decision about whether to try to save it from emerald ash borer infestation with insecticide treatments. The Arboretum has a new brochure for homeowners and a new guide for communities on how to deal with this insect scourge attacking one of our most common trees.

Looking Forward to Saving Trees

Scientists explore new ways to save trees.

How the Science Works

From space shuttles to trees, scientists find a new application for imaging technology. Some of the first scientific work with the kind of imaging system used at the Arboretum was done in the 1950s with US reconnaissance photos to measure changing conditions on the ground.

The International Connection

Researchers from France, England and Germany participate in the research.

NASA Science Launches Tree Study

A team of Arboretum scientists worked side by side with NASA researchers in a unique weeklong experiment using space shuttle technology to detect stress and damage in trees.

Celebrate the Season, Make Memories

Embrace this colorful season with activities for the whole family.

The Alchemy of Glass Blowing

See how glass becomes art in a dazzling video. Meet and greet artists Saturday and Sunday while you browse for the perfect pumpkin.

Meet Shannon Morgan

During the last few months, while the rest of the country was sweltering in triple-digit heat indexes, Shannon Jane Morgan was just fine working in quadruple-digit temperatures. That’s because the Sacramento Calif.-based Morgan is a glass artist and glass only becomes malleable at about 2,000 degrees. But then, that’s why Morgan’s glass art retains its luminous quality.

The Glass Pumpkins are Coming!

The Glass Pumpkin Patch returns October 17 to 21, featuring 3,000 hand-blown glass pumpkins crafted by local artisans. One-of-a-kind creations in captivating colors with iridescent accents are perfect for Halloween and Thanksgiving and for display all year round.

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