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Press releases from The Morton Arboretum.

THE MORTON ARBORETUM APPOINTS NEW CURATOR AND HEAD OF COLLECTIONS

The Morton Arboretum has appointed Matt Lobdell as the institution’s new curator and head of collections.

THE MORTON ARBORETUM RECOGNIZED FOR EXCELLENCE IN ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION

The Chicago Wilderness alliance recently honored The Morton Arboretum for achieving the Excellence in Ecological Restoration accreditation. The Chicago Wilderness Excellence in Ecological Restoration program showcases excellence in conservation leadership and site-based restoration by recognizing high-quality natural areas and the organizations that manage them.

THE MORTON ARBORETUM’S EDIBLE GARDENING SERIES RETURNS THIS SPRING

March will mark the return of The Morton Arboretum’s popular Edible Gardening Workshop series, which will showcase unique ideas, resources and techniques for incorporating edible plants and trees into landscapes and home gardens. The five-part series taking place Saturdays throughout March and April will be led by top gardening experts including Bill Shores, manager for Rick Bayless’ organic garden, and “Kiss My Aster” author Amanda Thomsen.

ALL ABOARD! THE ENCHANTED RAILROAD RETURNS TO THE MORTON ARBORETUM

The Morton Arboretum welcomes back its popular Enchanted Railroad this January with a new theme celebrating the seasons. Opening January 17, the 13th annual event will feature a larger-than-life platform with two levels and 12 toy trains, including miniature replicas of Chicago’s familiar Metra and Amtrak trains.

INTRODUCING A NEW, IMPROVED ARBNET WEBSITE

The ArbNet team is pleased to announce the launch of an updated ArbNet website, featuring a new look and feel with improved functionality. Users will now find it easier to locate ArbNet’s most sought-after information, now organized around “channels”: Accreditation, Morton Register, Resources and News.

JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2015 PROGRAMS AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM

This winter, The Morton Arboretum offers indoor and outdoor events and programs to excite and inspire a love of nature. And for the first time, visitors can take advantage of new lower winter rates – enjoy Arboretum offerings and a slate of popular events through March 2015 for an everyday admission of $9 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for children.

WINTER TREE CARE TIPS FROM THE MORTON ARBORETUM

The Plant Clinic at The Morton Arboretum fields nearly 1,400 questions a year, and in the winter months, pruning is a popular topic. Best done during the winter, pruning is a simple task that will help your bushes and trees stay healthy all year long.

THE MORTON ARBORETUM INTRODUCES WINTER RATES

The Morton Arboretum is a great place to visit all year-round, and is especially beautiful in the winter months. And with new winter rates, visitors can enjoy all the Arboretum has to offer in the winter, for less.

NEW CHAIRMAN ELECTED TO THE MORTON ARBORETUM BOARD OF TRUSTEES; ALSO FIVE NEW TRUSTEES

Darrell B. Jackson, president and CEO at Seaway Bank and Trust, has been elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees at The Morton Arboretum. He succeeds W. Robert Reum, chairman, president and CEO of Amsted Industries, who served in that role for the past 13 years.

PLANT HUNTERS EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM’S STERLING MORTON LIBRARY

Ever wonder where the Arboretum’s plants came from? The Morton Arboretum’s newest exhibit, Plant Hunters, offers a fun look at plant exploration and collecting. Housed at the Sterling Morton Library, the new library exhibit not only highlights the crucial research that takes place at The Morton Arboretum but brings awareness to the work of other notable plant researchers throughout history.

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