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Press releases from The Morton Arboretum.

NEWS RELEASE: JULY-AUGUST EVENTS AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM

The Morton Arboretum is building a summer like no other with fantastic exhibits, events and programs for the whole family. On July 17, the Arboretum welcomes Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® bricks by Sean Kenney. Its first time in the Chicago area, the exhibit features 13 larger-than-life nature-themed displays painstakingly crafted from nearly half a million LEGO bricks.

NEWS RELEASE: THREATENED TREES TAKE THE SPOTLIGHT AS THE MORTON ARBORETUM HOSTS WEEKEND OF SPECIAL EVENTS

The Morton Arboretum is recognizing Endangered Species Day, Friday, May 15, and Plant Conservation Day, Monday, May 18, with four days of specially-themed activities and programs. Visitors can learn about the efforts being made to protect the Arboretum’s more than 100 species of rare and endangered trees, and simple ways to help endangered species through a variety of activities, including both docent-led and self-guided walking tours highlighting threatened trees.

NEWS RELEASE: CELEBRATE 2015 NATIONAL PUBLIC GARDENS DAY AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM

Friday, May 8 is National Public Gardens Day, a chance to recognize the country’s public gardens and the key role they play in bringing awareness and support to important scientific environmental research, conservation and education.

NEWS RELEASE: THE MORTON ARBORETUM INTRODUCES GUIDE TO SELECTING AND PLANTING TREES, NORTHERN ILLINOIS TREE SPECIES LIST

It takes only a short time to plant a tree, but how a tree is planted can have a lasting influence on its future growth. To help retailers, landscape architects, municipalities and homeowners select trees that will thrive for the future, The Morton Arboretum has introduced its updated guide to Selecting and Planting Trees, along with the new Northern Illinois Tree Species List, a comprehensive list of trees available for planting in northern Illinois.

NEWS RELEASE: 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. Chicago-area residents are concerned, as evidenced by a new survey commissioned by The Morton Arboretum. The Lisle-based tree-focused institution’s Talking Trees survey reveals just how much Chicago-area residents care about our trees and the future of our urban forest–the trees that live alongside people in our city and suburbs.

NEWS RELEASE: THE MORTON ARBORETUM TO SHOWCASE TREES’ IMPORTANT ROLE IN OUR CITIES’ FUTURE

Just as they need water and sunlight, trees need each and every one of us to thrive. This Arbor Day, The Morton Arboretum is bringing attention to the actions Chicagoans can take in their daily lives to care for trees–so crucial to the future of our city and region–with two public events taking place in Chicago.

NEWS RELEASE: CELEBRATE ARBOR DAY 2015 WITH THE MORTON ARBORETUM

Trees improve our lives in so many ways, from cleaning the air and reducing the need for energy to beautifying our communities. This Arbor Day weekend, join The Morton Arboretum to celebrate trees and all of the benefits they provide us.

NEWS RELEASE: NATURE CONNECTS®: ART WITH LEGO® BRICKS BY SEAN KENNEY OPENS JULY 17

This summer will be built on fun as Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® bricks by Sean Kenney debuts at The Morton Arboretum. LEGO fans of all ages will be dazzled by the exhibit that features larger-than-life sculptures of nature’s top attractions, carefully crafted from nearly half a million LEGO bricks by award-winning artist Sean Kenney.

NEWS RELEASE: MAY-JUNE 2015 EVENTS AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM

This May and June, The Morton Arboretum offers “tree-riffic” special events, programs for children and families and adult classes to welcome summer. In May, we’ll again welcome dogs and their companions for Tails on the Trails, a day of hiking, pet demonstrations, and a pet expo on May 9. Celebrate trees, learn about some of the rarest growing on our grounds and discover more about the Arboretum’s conservation efforts and what you can do to help on Endangered Species Day, May 15.

NEWS RELEASE: FIND DISTINCTIVE PLANTS FOR A PICTURE-PERFECT GARDEN AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM’S ARBOR DAY PLANT SALE

The annual Arbor Day Plant Sale returns to The Morton Arboretum April 24-26, with a unique selection of more than 300 types of plants and trees. The popular event draws hundreds, from novice to expert, looking for plants chosen by experts from the Arboretum for their garden.

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