Breeding tomorrow’s trees

The Arboretum’s new tree breeder has his eye on the landscapes of the future.

Science in the summer

The growing season is a time for the Arboretum’s researchers to grow knowledge.

Have your best garden yet

Turn to the Plant Clinic for advice to get your garden off to a great start.

Look beyond spring bloom

Think ahead in spring and plant shrubs you can enjoy all year long.

Choose plants to safeguard woodlands

It’s the gardener’s prerogative to decide what to plant. But what we don’t plant is important too.

Drying out and getting back to blooming

Quick thinking and hard work have helped The Morton Arboretum move on from record flooding.

Celebrate, Honor, and Remember

Spring is a time to celebrate. As Mother’s and Father’s Day, weddings, anniversaries, graduations and the like draw near, it can be difficult to pick out just the right gift. This year, consider a tribute gift: a unique way to celebrate special occasions.
Choose from a list of existing trees that the Arboretum has available for dedication.

The Stories Behind the Tributes

As you explore the Arboretum, have you ever paused in front of a tribute marker and wondered at the story behind that tree, bench, brick, or book?

Why Arbor Day?

How one tree lover changed the world through planting trees.

Best Spring Hikes

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Arboretum’s spring landscape with these wonderful walks.