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  • 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.
  • Hopeful young oaks and hackberries are taking root in the Lincoln Hill subdivision in unincorporated Milton Township south of Glen Ellyn.
  • Each accessioned plant has a small metal tag attached on its south side. These labels include the plant's name, location, and accession number.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • How one tree lover changed the world through planting trees.
  • A library has been an important feature of the Arboretum since its beginning.
  • The Community Trees Program supports towns, parks, school districts, community groups, and individuals in caring for the urban forest.
  • Tree House Tales features great stories, and yes, lots of history.
  • Aren’t tree houses supposed to be in trees?