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Press releases from The Morton Arboretum.

ILLUMINATION: TREE LIGHTS AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM BY THE NUMBERS

ILLUMINATION: TREE LIGHTS AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM RETURNS WITH NEW WAYS TO SEE TREES IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT

This November, 50 acres of vibrant LED lights will once again transform The Morton Arboretum’s treescape into a winter wonderland of color and nature, as Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum returns for its second year.

DRINK IN AUTUMN WITH THE MORTON ARBORETUM’S FIRST CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

The Morton Arboretum’s first Drink It In: Craft Beer Festival will offer beer lovers the opportunity to sample from more than 80 craft brews while enjoying beautiful fall color from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4.

THE MORTON ARBORETUM ADMINISTERS $211,000 IN FEDERAL GRANTS TO HELP CHICAGO-AREA COMMUNITIES REPLACE TREES LOST TO EMERALD ASH BORER

The Morton Arboretum’s Community Trees Program has approved $211,000 in matching grants for northern Illinois communities within the Lake Michigan watershed to help restore the tree canopy lost to the emerald ash borer.

MORTON ARBORETUM RESEARCHERS RECOGNIZED WITH PROMINENT APPOINTMENTS, EXPANDED LEADERSHIP ROLES

Two members of The Morton Arboretum’s research team have been recently honored with high-profile appointments, bolstering the Arboretum’s leadership in global tree research and conservation.

THE MORTON ARBORETUM IS THE PLACE TO “BEE” THIS SEPTEMBER

The Morton Arboretum will be abuzz with activity during Honey Bee Days, Saturday, Sept. 20 and Sunday, Sept. 21. Taking place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and free with admission, the event honors the hardworking pollinator with family activities, informal talks with beekeepers and a special occasion — the ninth “Bee-day” of The Morton Arboretum Children’s Garden.

THE MORTON ARBORETUM’S PLANT CLINIC CALLS ATTENTION TO IMPORTANCE OF TREE DIVERSITY

A tiny metallic green pest not even the size of a penny, the emerald ash borer hardly seems capable of the destruction it has brought to the area. But millions of significantly weakened and dead ash trees throughout the seven-county Chicago region tell a different story.

CROSS THE POND WITH THE MORTON ARBORETUM’S NEW PASSPORT EUROPE FESTIVAL

Explore the centuries-old traditions and fascinating cultures of European countries at The Morton Arboretum’s Passport Europe Summer Festival, Saturday, September 6 and Sunday, September 7.

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2014 EVENTS AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM

The Morton Arboretum welcomes winter with several holiday events, returning favorites, engaging classes, and fun family outings. Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum returns on November 21, with new features including the Symphony of Lights—where lights dance synchronized to the music of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. In November and December, we invite music lovers to enjoy a classical concert with the Chamber Concert Series.

THE MORTON ARBORETUM ANNOUNCES NEW DESTINATION ASIA FESTIVAL

Learn about the unique traditions of Asia at The Morton Arboretum’s new Destination Asia Summer Festival. The second of three new cultural festivals at the Arboretum this year, Destination Asia will exhibit traditional Asian music and dance, arts and athletic demonstrations, authentic cuisine, and the chance to explore the Arboretum’s China, Japan, and Korea tree collections.

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