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Restoration Projects

The Morton Arboretum is conducting a comprehensive survey of underground drainage pipes in its landscape in order to manage the flow of water to the soil of its collections and natural areas.

The Arboretum is home to one of the oldest prairie restorations in the world.  Continuing rare plant monitoring, restoration efforts, and research has made it a beautiful and active prairie since the 1960's.

Oak ecosystems are declining across the Midwest.  The Arboretum is undertaking research and restoration initiatives to find ways to combat these declines. 

The DuPage River has been altered over time through dredging, and the subsequent degradation of the river has been occurring over decades, and this project aims to improve functionality and structure, restoring river health, creating new native habitats, and protecting the Arboretum’s collections.