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  • Give your Thanksgiving leftovers a creative twist with these recipes from Chef Jean-Louis Clerc of the Ginkgo Restaurant. Or ditch the kitchen for a day and take the family out to The Morton Arboretum for lunch and a hike!
  • The Morton Arboretum, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, has today released the results of their “Urban Trees and Forests of the Chicago Region” study of trees in the seven-county Chicago region.
  • The Arboretum’s research efforts have brought its scientists two prestigious awards in recent months.
  • See how glass becomes art in a dazzling video.
  • 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.
  • Late summer is the best time to enjoy the Schulenberg Prairie, and imagine what the Illinois landscape was like when the settlers arrived in this rippling sea of grasses and other plants.
  • What’s your offensive garden strategy? For winning plants, keep an eye out for these pests and diseases this July.
  • The Arboretum’s new tree breeder has his eye on the landscapes of the future.
  • The growing season is a time for the Arboretum’s researchers to grow knowledge.
  • Turn to the Plant Clinic for advice to get your garden off to a great start.
  • Think ahead in spring and plant shrubs you can enjoy all year long.
  • It’s the gardener’s prerogative to decide what to plant. But what we don’t plant is important too.
  • Quick thinking and hard work have helped The Morton Arboretum move on from record flooding.
  • As you explore the Arboretum, have you ever paused in front of a tribute marker and wondered at the story behind that tree, bench, brick, or book?
  • Spring is a time to celebrate. As Mother’s and Father’s Day, weddings, anniversaries, graduations and the like draw near, it can be difficult to pick out just the right gift. This year, consider a tribute gift: a unique way to celebrate special occasions.
    Choose from a list of existing trees that the Arboretum has available for dedication.
  • Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Arboretum’s spring landscape with these wonderful walks.
  • How one tree lover changed the world through planting trees.
  • The show-stopping bloom on new hydrangea shrubs in the Members’ Exclusive Plant Sale Catalog can’t be shut down even by harsh Chicago winters.
  • It takes a special kind of dedication to become a Woodland Steward.
  • A library has been an important feature of the Arboretum since its beginning.