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  • A Special New Sugar Maple

    The new Crescendo sugar maple from Chicagoland Grows® could make an excellent replacement for ash trees lost to emerald ash borer.

    The Chicagoland Grows® plant introduction program will introduce three new plants at the Mid-Am American Horticultural Show in mid-January: Forever Pink Phlox, Phlox ‘Forever Pink’; Beijing Gold® (Syringa pekinensis ‘Zhang Zhiming’) Peking Tree Lilac and Crescendo™ (Acer saccharum ‘Morton’) Sugar Maple.
  • Plan Ahead for a Living Tree

    Advance preparation is key to having a tree you can plant outdoors after the holiday.
  • Cutting Your Own Tree

    A family-fun trip to the tree farm goes best with this advice.
  • Bringing the Best to Your Neighborhood

    ‘China Snow’ tree lilac shows how long journeys can lead to good trees.
  • Where to Find Them

    Trees brought back from China find a home on the Arboretum’s grounds.