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  • Art and fun come together in Arboretum Uncorked

    Nature is the ultimate muse. Visitors look for inspiration in the Arboretum’s landscapes and at this time of year, they find it in a forest blanketed in sparking snow or in the light from a mid-morning sun as it peeks through bare branches.
  • Great reads from the Sterling Morton Library

    The Sterling Morton Library is a treasure trove. Discover all it has to offer as well as these staff recommended titles the next time you’re here.
  • Be alert to animal damage in the garden

    Animals that need food to survive the winter can take a toll on shrubs and young trees, but you can take simple steps to minimize the damage. Peter Linsner, who is in charge of controlling animal damage at The Morton Arboretum, offers these tips: Check regularly for signs of damage. Voles, mice, rabbits, and deer may chew the thin bark of shrubs and young trees, and if they remove the bark all the way around a stem, it will die. Look around the base of the stems or trunk for signs that the bark has been nibbled.
  • Help your Christmas tree live on

    If you make sure your Christmas tree is recycled into mulch or compost to improve soil and protect plants, you’ll know it didn’t go to waste.
  • Enchanted Railroad is back with a brand-new theme

    Building a railroad, even an enchanted one, is a serious undertaking. “More than 100 hours of design and installation go into making our Enchanted Railroad a reality,” said Special Events Coordinator Diana Fischer-Woods, of the event that has long been a favorite of visitors.
  • Winter family fun for everyone

    On Saturday, January 24, put on your winter boots and coat and bring the family to The Morton Arboretum for a day of winter fun! Trek into the Children’s Garden for Family Winter Play Day to watch a professional ice carver create a masterpiece, then paint, build, experiment with ice and water, hike, or play games before warming up by the fire and enjoying delicious s’mores.