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Press releases from The Morton Arboretum.

THE FACTS ON THE EMERALD ASH BORER

As Chicago presents a new plan to treat its ash trees for the Emerald ash borer, The Morton Arboretum wants to remind media and homeowners of the facts about these insects.

THE MORTON ARBORETUM WILL REMAIN CLOSED THROUGH THE WEEKEND DUE TO FLOODING

LISLE, IL (April 19, 2013) - The Morton Arboretum will remain closed to the public Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21, 2013, due to extensive flooding. The Arboretum has been closed since Thursday, April 18. 
 
All public events, including the Arbor Day 10K and EcoFest, scheduled for Sunday, April 21, are canceled. All Saturday and Sunday classes are canceled. All Saturday and Sunday Scout programs and Children's Garden birthday parties are canceled.

ARBOR DAY TREE TAGS TEACH CHICAGOANS THAT EVERY TREE MATTERS

Commuters in downtown Chicago are noticing brightly lit, oversized tags hanging from the trees. These tags, hung by volunteers from The Morton Arboretum and BMO Harris Bank on Friday, April 19, adorn more than 1,700 downtown trees as well as an additional 2,000 trees in the Chicago suburbs.

BUST MYTHS AND PICK UP GREEN TIPS AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM'S ECOFEST

Join us for EcoFest, Sunday, April 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and meet the experts from EcoMyths Alliance and The Morton Arboretum as they bust some common ecological misconceptions and share tips on making the world a greener, healthier and more beautiful place. This event is free with Arboretum admission.

OAK TREE RESEARCHER FROM THE MORTON ARBORETUM AWARDED FULBRIGHT SCHOLARSHIP

The Morton Arboretum is pleased to announce that Senior Research Scientist Andrew L. Hipp, Ph.D., has been named a 2013-2014 Fulbright Scholar. This is the first Fulbright awarded to a researcher at the Arboretum.

TREES TAGGED IN CHICAGO FOR ARBOR DAY

In celebration of Arbor Day, The Morton Arboretum is hanging tree tags that call attention to the personal benefits of trees.

CELEBRATE ARBOR WEEK AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM

LISLE, IL (April 9, 2013) – Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day at The Morton Arboretum through a full week of activities, April 21-28, including planting a tree on the Arboretum grounds with Curious George, busting myths at EcoFest and the annual Arbor Day Plant Sale.
 
"Celebrating Arbor Day is a way to teach our children—and remind adults, too—why trees matter and encourage them to plant and care for trees throughout their lifetimes," says Lesley Kolaya, manager of youth and family programs.

ART IN ACTION AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM

Live demonstrations take center stage at this year’s Nature Artists’ Guild spring exhibit at The Morton Arboretum.

"LOOKING UP" TO CREATE A GREENER, HEALTHIER, MORE BEAUTIFUL WORLD

Climb a tree and watch professional arborist demonstrations at "Looking Up," The Morton Arboretum's Annual Dinner Party held on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 6 p.m.

ARBOR DAY 10K HELPS THE MORTON ARBORETUM PLANT, PROTECT TREES

LISLE, IL (February 27, 2013) – Help The Morton Arboretum plant and protect trees by participating in the 3rd annual Arbor Day 10K run Sunday, April 21, 2013.
 
“It’s a challenging and picturesque course that winds over rolling terrain and through early spring woodlands,” says Pete Linsner, a past 10K participant. David Marin, a fellow runner, adds that he enjoys the challenge of this particular course. “The hills make the course interesting, and you really have to pace yourself.

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