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Press releases from The Morton Arboretum.

MORTON ARBORETUM AWARDED GRANT FOR NEW RESEARCH AND HERBARIUM MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

The Morton Arboretum has been awarded a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to migrate its Living Collections and Herbarium data to the Botanical Research And Herbarium Management System known as BRAHMS. The Morton Arboretum is the first U.S-based arboreta to employ BRAHMS, which was developed at the University of Oxford.

THE MORTON ARBORETUM WELCOMES THE RETURN OF THE GLASS PUMPKIN PATCH

The bounty of a fall farmer’s market will come to life in colorful blown glass as The Morton Arboretum welcomes back the Glass Pumpkin Patch, Oct. 15-19. More than 3,000 one-of-a-kind blown glass pieces will be on display and available for purchase during this annual event, including a new “Farmer’s Market,” featuring handmade blown-glass leaves, various fruits and vegetables.

Trees Do Make The World Better

Trees are good, right? Planting trees is the right thing to do. They make the world greener, healthier, and more beautiful. That is what we know and promote at The Morton Arboretum.

SIGN UP FOR THE MORTON ARBORETUM’S 11th ANNUAL FALL COLOR 5K RUN & WALK

The Fall Color Festival at The Morton Arboretum will get a running start as the 11th annual Fall Color 5K Run & Walk and Kid’s Dash takes place Sunday, October 5.

THE MORTON ARBORETUM TO HOST URBAN TREE CONFERENCE NOVEMBER 18-19

The Morton Arboretum will host the second Urban Tree Conference, “Managing Urban Forests in a Changing Climate,” from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 18 and Nov. 19. Geared to municipal foresters, arborists, landscape architects, and others who own, care for or plan for trees, this conference will examine the changes underway in our climate and the significant impact they have on the trees that comprise the urban and suburban forest.

ILLUMINATION: TREE LIGHTS AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM BY THE NUMBERS

In its second year, lllumination is the first lights event to take place in The Morton Arboretum’s 92-year history. More than 88,000 visitors experienced Illumination in its debut season.

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.

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