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Press releases from The Morton Arboretum.

THE MORTON ARBORETUM LIBRARY ACQUIRES RARE BOOK OF FRENCH BOTANICAL ART

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.

CREATE THE GARDEN OF YOUR DREAMS AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM’S 2014 ARBOR DAY PLANT SALE

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.

JOIN THE MORTON ARBORETUM IN SUPPORT OF WORLD WILDLIFE DAY

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.

CELEBRATE EASTER WITH FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENTS AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM

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.

FROM GARDEN TO TABLE: THE MORTON ARBORETUM ANNOUNCES NEW EDIBLE GARDENING SERIES

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.

 

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR SPRING OPENLANDS TREEKEEPER(TM) TRAINING PROGRAM AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM

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.

MORTON ARBORETUM COMMUNITY OUTREACH VISITS HELP PROTECT NORTHERN ILLINOIS TREES

LISLE, Ill. (February 3, 2014) – To help communities effectively plan, manage and care for trees, the Morton Arboretum’s Community Trees Program is holding a series of outreach visits in cities across northern Illinois. Over the next few months, representatives from the Community Trees Program will offer workshops and resources to more than 50 cities to help provide guidance to ensure proper planning and maintenance for area trees.

THE MORTON ARBORETUM TO HOST TREE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS ROUNDTABLE FEBRUARY 4

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. 

 

SUMMER SCIENCE CAMP RETURNS; REGISTRATION OPENS ON FEB. 3

LISLE, Ill. (January 31, 2014) – Registration opens on February 3 for The Morton Arboretum’s highly-regarded Summer Science Camp. This summer’s lineup features more than 100 camps for kids in kindergarten through 8th grade, with 13 new camps added to keep the experience fresh for repeat campers.

- Representatives from The Morton Arboretum to visit five locations throughout Illinois -

LISLE, Ill. (January 22, 2014) – The Morton Arboretum’s Community Trees Program will be conducting five workshops across northern Illinois over the next few weeks aimed at helping municipal professionals responsible for tree care and management in their communities. The goal of the workshops is to both explore the impact of emerald ash borer and other invaders on area trees and also to examine ordinances and management plans critical to helping communities protect and maintain their trees.

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