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Press releases from The Morton Arboretum.

ART AND SCIENCE COME TOGETHER AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM’S 2014 DINNER PARTY

LISLE, Ill. (March 18, 2014) – Art and science come together at The Morton Arboretum every day, as experts conduct tree research surrounded by the beautiful 1,700-acre landscape of trees.  For more than 90 years, art and science together have influenced the Arboretum’s plant collections, education and research programs, and the way people experience the Arboretum – through mind, body, heart, and soul.

MAY-JUNE 2014 EVENTS AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM

LISLE, Ill. (March 13, 2014)—This May and June, The Morton Arboretum offers a “tree-mendous” array of events, entertainment and classes to ring in summer. Acclaimed author Amy Stewart visits the Arboretum on May 15, sharing insight and recipes from her New York Times best-seller “The Drunken Botanist” in Cocktails with The Drunken Botanist. Also in May, dogs take center stage at the Arboretum as Tails on the Trails returns.

THE MORTON ARBORETUM OFFERS WORKSHOP TO RAISE AWARENESS OF ILLINOIS’ INVASIVE SPECIES

LISLE, Ill. (March 10, 2014) – From talked-about pests like the emerald ash borer and Asian carp to lesser-known invasive plants like the Callery pear, Illinois’ invasive species come in many forms – all serious threats to the state’s economy and ecology.

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.

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.

 

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.

- 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.

UNUSUAL INGREDIENT MAKING EASIER WORK OF SNOW REMOVAL AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM: BEET JUICE

LISLE, Ill. (January 3, 2014)—When The Morton Arboretum’s P.J. Smith works with his staff to clear snow from the 16 miles of roads and nine miles of trails at the Arboretum, he needs to do it quickly and in the most environmentally friendly manner possible. Smith, construction supervisor in charge of snow removal at The Morton Arboretum, now clears the Arboretum roads with a product containing an unusual ingredient – beet juice – which, when mixed with rock salt, clears the Arboretum’s roads and trails quicker than salt alone.

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