The Morton Arboretum works with professional affiliates in support of our mission to save and plant trees for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world. Here are some of the many organizations that are associated with the Arboretum and a few words about their purposes that represent synergies with us as a tree-focused museum and botanical garden.
Enhances the value of museums to their communities through leadership, advocacy, and service.
Recognizes and promotes excellence in American horticulture.
Serves and strengthens public gardens throughout North America by supporting and promoting their work, value, and achievements in horticultural display, education, research, and plant conservation.
(Illinois Chapter) Leads, educates, and participates in the stewardship, planning, and design of built and natural environments.
Provides resources to museums and cultural institutions and services to museum professionals in the Midwest.
Mobilizes botanic gardens and engages partners in securing plant diversity for the well-being of people and the planet.
Conserves and restores the rare native plants of the United States.
Introduces and promotes the use of new plant cultivars that are well-adapted to the growing conditions of the Upper Midwest.
Champions biodiversity and its contribution to quality of life in urban, suburban, and rural areas of the Chicago region.
Preserves open space and natural lands, protects rivers and watersheds, and promotes stewardship of our environment.
Believes in the critical importance of collecting, preserving, and making accessible the accumulated knowledge about plants for present and future generations.
Actively markets DuPage County to travelers and meeting/event planners.
Works to secure the future of the world's threatened tree species.
Provides advocacy, promotes best practices, and fosters the exchange of ideas for the museum community of Illinois.
Provides leadership, education, and valued services while promoting environmental awareness within the landscape industry.
(Eastern Region) Advances the art and science of growing plants, and disseminates knowledge throughout the global community between those engaged in plant production.
Fosters a greater appreciation for trees, and promotes research, technology, and the professional practice of arboriculture worldwide.
Facilitates business relationships and opportunities, advocates on behalf of members to governmental bodies and the general public, and promotes ethical business practices.
Assists in the development of the economy of Lisle and promotes tourism.
Aids in the protection and conservation of natural resources, promotes civic beautification, and encourages the establishment and maintenance of botanical gardens, arboreta, and horticultural centers.
Preserves the plants, animals, and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.
Unites people and resources of the diverse Chicago metropolitan region around the goal of land and water protection, providing a healthy vibrant space to live and work.
Supports open space and park acquisition, natural area preservation, wildlife habitat protection, and recreational opportunities in Illinois.