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Vanishing Acts

Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat is an exhibit at The Morton Arboretum that is also a traveling outdoor exhibit. This unique learning experience takes a compelling look at threatened and endangered trees and the importance of taking action to save them.

Located in the Conifer collection, Vanishing Acts helps visitors understand just how trees and plants all over the world are disappearing. Global losses of tree and plant species are compounding each year-- an estimated 100,000 miles of unique tropical forests are lost each year, according to the World Resources Institute, WRI. This issue is much less exotic, In Europe and North America, its estimated that only 1% of the original forest cover remains today.

Vanishing Acts was created by The Morton Arboretum in partnership with the Global Trees Campaign and is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. 

Vanishing Acts travelling exhibit

The exhibit is available to public gardens and arboreta and includes many educational resources for educators. LEARN MORE