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  • THE MORTON ARBORETUM TO HOST TREE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS ROUNDTABLE FEBRUARY 4

    LISLE, Ill. (January 31, 2014) – The Morton Arboretum’s Community Trees program will be hosting the first-ever Tree Boards and Commissions Roundtable on February 4, 2014. Members of municipal tree boards from cities across Illinois will have the opportunity to come together to learn and share tips on forming, running and making the most of their community tree board.

    A roundtable discussion will allow individuals to ask questions and interact with other like-minded tree group members. Community Trees Program Coordinator, Beth Corrigan, will lead the meeting. 

     

  • Getting answers at the Plant Clinic

    At any season of the year, the Plant Clinic of The Morton Arboretum is ready to help homeowners and professionals have lovely and useful gardens and healthy trees and plants.

  • - Representatives from The Morton Arboretum to visit five locations throughout Illinois -

    LISLE, Ill. (January 22, 2014) – The Morton Arboretum’s Community Trees Program will be conducting five workshops across northern Illinois over the next few weeks aimed at helping municipal professionals responsible for tree care and management in their communities. The goal of the workshops is to both explore the impact of emerald ash borer and other invaders on area trees and also to examine ordinances and management plans critical to helping communities protect and maintain their trees.

  • Let your garden bring the glitz to winter containers

    The same pots that burst with bright annuals this summer can provide color, texture, and interest this winter, according to Abigail Rea, manager of horticulture at The Morton Arboretum. Many of the materials can be found right in your garden. Rea offers tips for interesting holiday containers.
  • String holiday lights with care

    The Morton Arboretum provides tips for safely decorating your yard with holiday lights this fall, taking care to avoid harming people or plants.
  • Keep watering new plants and evergreens

    Don’t forget to keep watering as the season draws to a close. It’s especially important to water evergreens and any trees, shrubs, or perennials planted within the last two years, says Sharon Yiesla, Plant Clinic assistant at The Morton Arboretum.