LISLE, Ill. (March 7, 2014) – Celebrate the return of spring by participating in The Morton Arboretum's fourth-annual Arbor Day 10K run. On Sunday, April 13, experience the sights, sounds and smells of a springtime morning amidst the beauty of the Arboretum’s tree-lined route. Our USATF-certified course follows the Arboretum’s East Side Main Route through scenic, rolling terrain.
Press releases from The Morton Arboretum.
LISLE, Ill. (March 10, 2014) – From talked-about pests like the emerald ash borer and Asian carp to lesser-known invasive plants like the Callery pear, Illinois’ invasive species come in many forms – all serious threats to the state’s economy and ecology.
LISLE, Ill. (March 6, 2014) – The Sterling Morton Library at The Morton Arboretum has obtained a rare botanical work, Flore des Jardiniers, Amateurs et Manufacturiers. Published in Paris in 1836, the book contains hand-colored engravings based on illustrations created by Pancrace Bessa, a French natural history artist. Best known for his botanical artwork, worldwide less than 15 copies of this work can be found in library catalogs.
LISLE, Ill. (March 5, 2014) – The annual Arbor Day Plant Sale returns to The Morton Arboretum on April 26-27, with a hand-picked selection of more than 300 types of plants and trees. The popular event draws hundreds from around the region each year, from novice to expert, looking for top-rated plants for their garden.
On March 3, we inaugurate World Wildlife Day, designated by the United Nations to raise awareness of wild animals and plants—from ivory to ebony—worldwide. This day gives us an opportunity to reflect on the intrinsic value of all living things and remember that the well-being of humans is inextricably tied to the well-being of nature.
LISLE, Ill. (February 14, 2014) – The Morton Arboretum will once again welcome adults and children to Easter events with special appearances by the Easter Bunny. On both Friday, April 18 and Saturday, April 19, come join us for Breakfast with the Bunny featuring a delicious breakfast buffet in our scenic Ginkgo Restaurant overlooking Meadow Lake. On Sunday, April 20, come enjoy Easter Brunch and look out at the early spring blooms popping up all around the Arboretum. This champagne brunch features chef-carved prime rib, made-to-order omelets, pasta and much more.
LISLE, Ill. (February 5, 2014) – This March, The Morton Arboretum will debut its Edible Gardening Workshop series, aimed at providing unique and creative ideas for adding edible plants and trees to a landscape or backyard garden. This five-part workshop series takes place on Saturdays throughout March and April, and each course is taught by recognized plant and garden experts.
LISLE, Ill. - In a forest, a tree can live for more than 100 years. But urban and suburban trees dealing with limited space and environmental stresses may survive for only 15 years unless they receive special attention. In the Chicagoland area, that attention comes from the Openlands TreeKeepers(r), a corps of volunteers who care for public trees, keeping them healthy and administering proper care.
LISLE, Ill. (January 31, 2014) – The Morton Arboretum’s Community Trees program will be hosting the first-ever Tree Boards and Commissions Roundtable on February 4, 2014. Members of municipal tree boards from cities across Illinois will have the opportunity to come together to learn and share tips on forming, running and making the most of their community tree board.
A roundtable discussion will allow individuals to ask questions and interact with other like-minded tree group members. Community Trees Program Coordinator, Beth Corrigan, will lead the meeting.