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Newsroom at The Morton Arboretum
Look to The Morton Arboretum first for tree and plant information. Whether you're a reporter on deadline or a talk show host/producer looking for story ideas, The Morton Arboretum offers extensive resources.
A nonprofit outdoor museum dedicated to the care and conservation of trees, The Morton Arboretum ranks among the leading arboreta of the world in size, age, quality of specimens, and programs in plant collections, research, and education. Established in 1922 by Joy Morton, founder of the Morton Salt Company and son of Arbor Day founder J. Sterling Morton, the Arboretum encompasses 1,700 acres, including 500 acres of tree and plant collections and gardens and 900 acres of woodlands, prairie, meadows, lakes and streams, 16 miles of hiking trails, and our award-winning Children’s Garden.

Our public relations team is available to help you with:

  • Interviews with experts on gardening, global conservation, regional tree issues, nature education, botany and more
  • Supporting images or video needs
  • Plant Clinic: Diagnosing plant troubles, recommending suitable plants
  • Behind-the-scenes tours of our collections, special events, or Children’s Garden
Contact us for more information.