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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.

Stewards of the Woods

It takes a special kind of dedication to become a Woodland Steward.

Delightful and Durable

The show-stopping bloom on new hydrangea shrubs in the Members’ Exclusive Plant Sale Catalog can’t be shut down even by harsh Chicago winters.

The History of the Sterling Morton Library

A library has been an important feature of the Arboretum since its beginning.

Help Your Community Help Trees

The Community Trees Program supports towns, parks, school districts, community groups, and individuals in caring for the urban forest.