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Arbor Day at The Morton Arboretum

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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.   
 

Hug a Tree on Arbor Day

April 25 is The Morton Arboretum’s day to celebrate how TREE-mendous trees are. Take a bough, trees! We root for trees because we all needle little nature. And spring, when all the trees are leafing out and blooming, is nature’s ultimate trunk show.  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   
 

Celebrate Arbor Day 2014 

The Arboretum marks Arbor Day with a month of celebrations. Among them are the Arbor Day 10K run, the Arbor Day Plant Sale, and a tree planting with Curious George.  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   
 

Arbor Day Poster Contest

In 2014, teachers and students can participate in our Arbor Day Poster Contest to help spread the word about the value of trees.  LEARN MORE