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  • Thanksgiving recipes from the Arboretum chef

    Make your Thanksgiving meal one to remember with these recipe ideas from Chef Jean-Louis Clerc, the mastermind in The Morton Arboretum's Ginkgo Restaurant kitchen.
  • 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.
  • Urban tree study published

    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.
  • Honors for Arboretum researchers

    The Arboretum’s research efforts have brought its scientists two prestigious awards in recent months.
  • How glass pumpkins are made

    See how glass becomes art in a dazzling video.
  • Perfect prairie? No, but a pioneer

    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.
  • Golden days on the prairie

    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.
  • Plant protection: Pests and diseases to watch out for

    What’s your offensive garden strategy? For winning plants, keep an eye out for these pests and diseases this July.
  • Breeding tomorrow’s trees

    The Arboretum’s new tree breeder has his eye on the landscapes of the future.
  • Science in the summer

    The growing season is a time for the Arboretum’s researchers to grow knowledge.
  • Have your best garden yet

    Turn to the Plant Clinic for advice to get your garden off to a great start.
  • Look beyond spring bloom

    Think ahead in spring and plant shrubs you can enjoy all year long.
  • Choose plants to safeguard woodlands

    It’s the gardener’s prerogative to decide what to plant. But what we don’t plant is important too.
  • Drying out and getting back to blooming

    Quick thinking and hard work have helped The Morton Arboretum move on from record flooding.
  • Celebrate, Honor, and Remember

    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.
  • The Stories Behind the Tributes

    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?
  • Best Spring Hikes

    Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Arboretum’s spring landscape with these wonderful walks.
  • Why Arbor Day?

    How one tree lover changed the world through planting trees.
  • Delightful and Durable

    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.
  • Stewards of the Woods

    It takes a special kind of dedication to become a Woodland Steward.