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Press releases from The Morton Arboretum.

NEWS RELEASE: SAVE THE DATE FOR THE MORTON ARBORETUM’S “BRILLIANCE IN BLOOM” DINNER PARTY

“Brilliance in Bloom” is the theme of the annual Dinner Party at The Morton Arboretum on Saturday, May 16, 2016, in support of the institution’s tree-focused work. The Arboretum’s 1,700-acre landscape of trees and plants is not only a place of beauty, but home to tree research and conservation efforts, as well as education and community outreach programs.

NEWS RELEASE: THE MORTON ARBORETUM EXPLORES CONNECTION BETWEEN TREES AND MAPLE SYRUP IN FAMILY PROGRAM

Experience traditional maple tapping and the making of maple syrup in all its stages at our Syrup Tree and Silver Dollar Brunch. This family favorite takes place during several hour and a half sessions from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22.

NEWS RELEASE: REGISTER NOW FOR THE MORTON ARBORETUM’S 2015 SUMMER SCIENCE CAMP

Registration is now open for The Morton Arboretum’s 2015 Summer Science Camp, which promotes active learning and outdoor exploration all summer long. This season features more than 120 camps for kids in kindergarten through 8th grade, including six brand-new offerings.

NEWS RELEASE: NEW REPORT OFFERS STRATEGIES TO HELP BOTANICAL GARDENS STRENGTHEN CONSERVATION VALUE OF COLLECTIONS

With more than 8,000 tree species threatened with extinction, an urgent need exists for botanical gardens to protect threatened trees in dedicated conservation collections. A new report published in the international conservation journal Oryx offers strategies and guidelines to help botanical gardens strengthen the conservation value of their tree collections.

NEWS RELEASE: THE MORTON ARBORETUM APPOINTS NEW CURATOR AND HEAD OF COLLECTIONS

The Morton Arboretum has appointed Matt Lobdell as the institution’s new curator and head of collections.

NEWS RELEASE: THE MORTON ARBORETUM RECOGNIZED FOR EXCELLENCE IN ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION

The Chicago Wilderness alliance recently honored The Morton Arboretum for achieving the Excellence in Ecological Restoration accreditation. The Chicago Wilderness Excellence in Ecological Restoration program showcases excellence in conservation leadership and site-based restoration by recognizing high-quality natural areas and the organizations that manage them.

NEWS RELEASE: INTRODUCING A NEW, IMPROVED ARBNET WEBSITE

The ArbNet team is pleased to announce the launch of an updated ArbNet website, featuring a new look and feel with improved functionality. Users will now find it easier to locate ArbNet’s most sought-after information, now organized around “channels”: Accreditation, Morton Register, Resources and News.

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.

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