Press releases from The Morton Arboretum.
LISLE, Ill. (March 28, 2014) – This April 25, The Morton Arboretum is celebrating Arbor Day with a slate full of fun events, including the first-ever chance to visit for free by dressing up like your favorite tree. Children under 12 participating in the promotion will then have the chance to win a prize in our “Tree-Riffic Costume Contest,” held outside of our Children’s Garden.
LISLE, Ill. (March 21, 2014) – Trees do so much for us. It’s easy to pass them by without a glance; meanwhile just by being there, they help clean the air we breathe, make our cities safer and even reduce our energy bills. This year, The Morton Arboretum is celebrating Arbor Day and the importance of trees by asking everyone to “Go Ahead. Hug a Tree.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.