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Press releases from The Morton Arboretum.

NEWS RELEASE: 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.

NEWS RELEASE: 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.

NEWS RELEASE: 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.

NEWS RELEASE: 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.

NEWS RELEASE: 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.

NEWS RELEASE: 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.

NEWS RELEASE: 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.

NEWS RELEASE: 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.

NEWS RELEASE: 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.

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