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Press releases from The Morton Arboretum.

10th ANNUAL FALL COLOR 5K & KIDS DASH: REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

The Fall Color Festival at The Morton Arboretum will get a running start as this year’s 10th annual Fall Color 5K Run & Walk and Kid’s Dash takes place on Sunday, October 6.

WOOD TURNING DEMONSTRATION AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM

See local artisan Richard Dlugo turn fallen wood from The Morton Arboretum into unique works of art at his wood turning demonstration, Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Arboretum Store. This event is free with Arboretum admission.

PUBLIC HORTICULTURE INTERNSHIPS HELP DEVELOP THE NEXT GENERATION OF HORTICULTURISTS

The Morton Arboretum is pleased to announce its 2013 Public Horticulture Internships have been granted to Morgan Harty of Gurnee, IL and Max Letizia of Clarendon Hills, IL.

NEW ARBORETUM SCIENTIST TO ESTABLISH RESEARCH PROGRAM FOR URBAN TREES

The Morton Arboretum welcomes a new scientist to its research staff. Dr. Jake Miesbauer joined the Arboretum on June 17 as a Research Arborist. In this newly established role, Miesbauer will help launch a new research program primarily focused on improving the health and safety of urban trees through practical topics.

OPENLANDS TREEKEEPERS TRAINING PROGRAM COMING TO THE MORTON ARBORETUM

In a forest, a tree can live for more than 100 years. But urban and suburban trees, dealing with limited space and environmental stresses, may survive for only 15 years unless they receive special attention. In Chicago, that attention comes from the Openlands TreeKeepers™, a corps of volunteers who care for public trees, keeping them healthy and administering proper care. Now, the group is expanding its outreach to the suburbs, and has partnered with The Morton Arboretum to offer an eight-week TreeKeeper training course this fall.

THE MORTON ARBORETUM PRESIDENT AND CEO GERRY DONNELLY RECEIVES TOP HONOR FROM PROFESSIONAL GARDEN ASSOCIATION

Dr. Gerard T. Donnelly, President and CEO of The Morton Arboretum, is the 2013 recipient of the most prestigious honor conferred by the American Public Gardens Association (APGA).

THURSDAY NIGHTS ARE FAMILY NIGHTS AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM THIS SUMMER

Treat the family to a night out during Thursday Family Nights at The Morton Arboretum. From July 11 to August 15, families can enjoy extended playtime and music from some of the area’s top children’s bands.

THEATRE-HIKES® SUMMER 2013 LINE-UP AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM

This summer, follow the action – literally – of some time-honored stage productions during the unique Theatre-Hikes® program at The Morton Arboretum. On weekends from July through October, join the Three Musketeers, James and his giant peach, Mark Twain, Dracula and their cohorts as they share their stories during a beautiful nature hike under the Arboretum’s canopy of trees. As the plays progress, actors and the audience alike will move through the Arboretum’s grounds, using nature as the backdrop.

NEW INSTALLATIONS IN THE CHILDREN’S GARDEN

The Children’s Garden is always growing and changing with the seasons.

CELEBRATE FATHER’S DAY AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM

This Father’s Day, treat Dad and family to a southern BBQ and live music at The Morton Arboretum.

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