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  • The journey of 13-larger-than-life LEGO® brick sculptures

    How does someone move a Galapagos tortoise built from more than 23,000 LEGO® bricks and measuring more than five feet long to an island surrounded by pond water? Very carefully and with the help of some friends, as it turns out.
  • TreeKeepers help local community in the wake of emerald ash borer

    Hopeful young oaks and hackberries are taking root in the Lincoln Hill subdivision in unincorporated Milton Township south of Glen Ellyn. They’re a sign of progress, made with help from The Morton Arboretum, toward recovery from the scourge of the emerald ash borer.
  • Chef Danny Ovanin talks about new items on The Ginkgo Restaurant menu

    The Ginkgo Restaurant has some new dishes in store for hungry visitors. The Arboretum's Executive Chef Danny Ovanin shares his thoughts on what to expect from many of the new menu offerings.
  • Beware of summer garden pests

    In summer, the garden is abuzz with insect life. Most insects are harmless or beneficial to plants, but a few can cause considerable damage, says Sharon Yiesla, Plant Clinic assistant. You should monitor your garden for problems and insects you don’t recognize.
  • Father's Day gift guide

    This Father’s Day, find a gift dad will love at The Arboretum Store, which features hundreds of distinctive, nature-themed items.
  • Five tips for new plant care

    So, you’ve finished your spring plantings of trees, shrubs, and perennials. Now it’s time to care for them so they get a good start.