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Arbor Day at The Morton Arboretum

Celebrate Arbor Week at The Morton Arboretum.Celebrate Arbor Week at The Morton Arboretum.
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; find a list here.   


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 also 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