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Arbor Day at The Morton Arboretum



Arbor Day Across America and Around the World

Arbor Day is The Morton Arboretum's signature holiday. In Illinois, the last Friday of April is Arbor Day, a special day set aside to plant, care for, and honor trees. Arbor Day is celebrated around the world on a variety of dates. learn more

Arbor Day 

In Illinois, Arbor Day will be Friday, April 28, 2017

Tree Champion Activity Sheet

Help us draw attention to trees. Download, PDF iconTree Champion Activity Sheet (PDF) 

Arbor Day Celebration 2017

As the champion of trees, we have an exciting lineup of events to celebrate trees and their importance to our world! Celebrate Arbor Day weekend, April 28-30, 2017.  learn more


Arbor Day Celebration and Pop-up Plant Clinic at Daley Plaza

On Arbor Day, April 28, 2017, the Arboretum is once again going downtown to the Daley Plaza for its third Arbor Day Pop-Up Celebration. Our Plant Clinic will answer your tree and plant questions and will hand out helpful materials.  learn more


Arbor Day in Your Community

Find ways we can help you celebrating Arbor Day in your community, including educational tree tag kits. LEARN MORE


Arbor Day History

The Morton Arboretum has a special connection to Arbor Day because the day was proposed in 1872 by J. Sterling Morton, the father of the Arboretum's founder, Joy Morton. LEARN MORE   

Arbor Day in the Classroom

We help teachers, students, scout troops, community groups, and municipalities celebrate Arbor Day in the classroom in April or any time with tree tagging kits for discovering the value of trees, Tree Census lesson plans, and other support. LEARN MORE   


Be a Tree Champion with Us

Trees need champions today. That's why The Morton Arboretum is committed to scientifically informed action, both locally and globally. Join us as a champion of trees. We can show you how! LEARN MORE