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  • Gardening year begins in winter with learning, planning and shopping

    The gardening year begins in winter, with learning, planning, and shopping. Now is the time to prepare for a more beautiful garden in spring and all through the season.
  • TreeKeepers help local community in the wake of emerald ash borer

    Hopeful young oaks and hackberries are taking root in the Lincoln Hill subdivision in unincorporated Milton Township south of Glen Ellyn. They’re a sign of progress, made with help from The Morton Arboretum, toward recovery from the scourge of the emerald ash borer.
  • How to read a plant label

    Each accessioned plant has a small metal tag attached on its south side. These labels include the plant's name, location, and accession number.
  • Perfect prairie? No, but a pioneer

    When Ray Schulenberg and other Morton Arboretum staff members set out to recreate a prairie on an eight-acre patch of farmland 51 years ago, there were no instructions to follow.
  • Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden Awarded Level I Accreditation By Arbnet Arboretum Accreditation Program

    The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and The Morton Arboretum are pleased to announce that Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden in Annapolis, MD has been awarded a Level I Accreditation. By achieving particular standards of professional practices deemed important for arboreta and botanic gardens, Tawes Garden is now recognized as an accredited arboretum in The Morton Register of Arboreta.

  • Why Arbor Day?

    How one tree lover changed the world through planting trees.