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Press releases from The Morton Arboretum.

THE MORTON ARBORETUM IS GOING TO THE DOGS DURING TAILS ON THE TRAILS

For the first time, man’s best friend is taking over The Morton Arboretum. On Saturday, September 14, the Arboretum’s Tails on the Trails event invites dog owners to hike and explore the Arboretum’s grounds with their canine companions.

NOTED BEE EXPERT AND AUTHOR DR. MAY BERENBAUM TO SPEAK AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM ON SEPTEMBER 7

The Morton Arboretum will welcome entomologist May Berenbaum to the Arboretum for a honey-themed talk on Saturday, September 7, when she will share the latest research on honeybees and colony collapse disorder, the mysterious dieoff of the honeybee population over the last seven years. Berenbaum is a member of the faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an internationally noted expert on the insect world.

THE ART OF BONSAI SHOWCASED AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM

The millennium-old art of bonsai is coming to The Morton Arboretum this September. Discover these imaginative miniatures for yourself as members of the Prairie State Bonsai Society show off their masterpieces and demonstrate the award-winning techniques.

DR. BRYANT SCHARENBROCH RECEIVES ISA'S EARLY CAREER SCIENTIST AWARD

Dr. Bryant Scharenbroch, an urban soil scientist at The Morton Arboretum, is this year's recipient of the International Society of Arboriculture's (ISA) Early Career Scientist Award.

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.

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.

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