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Press releases from The Morton Arboretum.

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.

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).

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.

ILLUMINATION: TREE LIGHTS AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM DEBUTS THIS WINTER

This winter, The Morton Arboretum is inviting you to see trees in a different light with the debut of Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum. From November 22, 2013 to January 4, 2014, the Arboretum’s celebrated treescape will be transformed into an interactive light experience unlike any seen before in the Chicagoland area.

AREA STUDENTS WIN NATIONAL ESSAY CONTEST, ANSWER “WHAT DID THE TREE SEE?”

The Morton Arboretum, in partnership with the Alliance for Community Trees and Treetures® Environmental Education Program, is pleased to announce that three Chicago-area students are winners of a national essay contest, “What Did the Tree See?”

SPEND YOUR SUMMER NIGHTS WITH WEDNESDAYS, WOODS & WINE

Grab your friends and head outside for The Morton Arboretum’s Wednesdays, Woods & Wine on Wednesdays, June 5 through August 21, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

THE MORTON ARBORETUM PARTICIPATES IN BLUE STAR MUSEUMS

As part of the annual Blue Star Museum program, The Morton Arboretum is offering free, year-round admission to active-duty service men or women with a valid ID. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,800 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE DAY AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM

Meadow Lake at The Morton Arboretum is being transformed into an outdoor adventure headquarters on Sunday, May 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. With help from the experts at REI, visitors can learn new tips on new and favorite outdoor sports.

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