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The journey of 13-larger-than-life LEGO® brick sculptures

How does someone move a Galapagos tortoise built from more than 23,000 LEGO® bricks and measuring more than five feet long to an island surrounded by pond water? Very carefully and with the help of some friends, as it turns out.

TreeKeepers help local community in the wake of emerald ash borer

Hopeful young oaks and hackberries are taking root in the Lincoln Hill subdivision in unincorporated Milton Township south of Glen Ellyn. They’re a sign of progress, made with help from The Morton Arboretum, toward recovery from the scourge of the emerald ash borer.

Beware of summer garden pests

In summer, the garden is abuzz with insect life. Most insects are harmless or beneficial to plants, but a few can cause considerable damage, says Sharon Yiesla, Plant Clinic assistant. You should monitor your garden for problems and insects you don’t recognize.

Father's Day gift guide

This Father’s Day, find a gift dad will love at The Arboretum Store, which features hundreds of distinctive, nature-themed items.

Five tips for new plant care

So, you’ve finished your spring plantings of trees, shrubs, and perennials. Now it’s time to care for them so they get a good start.

New study from The Morton Arboretum reveals Chicagoans' take on trees

Chicago and its seven surrounding counties have more than 150 million trees – trees that make our communities healthier, more sustainable and more beautiful. Yet Chicago-area trees are under threat, with one of every five parkway trees likely to soon be destroyed by the emerald ash borer beetle.

The Morton Arboretum celebrates Arbor Day 2015

This year, The Morton Arboretum celebrated its signature holiday, Arbor Day, with a host of exciting events.

How to be a tree champion

Trees need champions every day. How can you stand up for trees? Here are some concrete suggestions for how you can help the trees in your yard, your neighborhood, and your community.

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.

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