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  • ARBORETUM PARTNERS WITH THE TOLLWAY TO ENHANCE URBAN FOREST

    The Morton Arboretum is partnering with the Illinois Tollway to enhance aesthetics and expand tree canopy coverage along the Illinois Tollway system. The Arboretum will work with the Tollway to develop a systemwide landscape master plan for trees, shrubs and other native plantings on Tollway property. Read more about the partnership here. 

  • NEWS RELEASE: TREES THROUGHOUT CHICAGO TO INSPIRE RESIDENTS TO “BE A TREE CHAMPION” THIS ARBOR DAY

    To celebrate Arbor Day and inspire Chicagoans to “Be a Tree Champion,” staff from The Morton Arboretum and a team of volunteers will be taking to the streets on Friday, April 22 to place nearly 2,000 tags on city trees as part of the organization’s annual Tree Tagging Campaign.
  • NEWS RELEASE: CELEBRATE ARBOR DAY IN DALEY PLAZA WITH PLANT ADVICE AND ONE-OF-A-KIND ART INSTALLATION MADE FROM THOUSANDS OF LIVE PLANTS

    This April 29, Daley Plaza will go green during The Morton Arboretum’s second-annual Arbor Day Celebration and Pop-Up Plant Clinic. From 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Chicagoans can learn how to be tree champions with free tree and plant advice from Arboretum experts, vote for their favorite tree, and witness a one-of-a-kind “living billboard”—a 30 X 10-foot-long visual of trees designed using more than 9,000 live plants. Additionally, leading tree care company Bartlett Tree Experts will hand out a limited number of saplings to visitors.
  • NEWS RELEASE: CHICAGO MUSEUMS JOIN THE MORTON ARBORETUM TO RAISE AWARENESS OF TREES THIS ARBOR DAY

    Lining city streets and dotting parks and open spaces, trees are silent champions. They pluck pollutants out of the air, create a greater sense of safety and community in our neighborhoods and add natural beauty to our cities. But in an urban forest, defined as trees that live alongside people in larger cities and suburbs, trees are challenged to survive without human intervention and care.
  • NEWS RELEASE: CELEBRATE ARBOR DAY 2016 AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM

    A national holiday to commemorate trees, Arbor Day has significant meaning at The Morton Arboretum. Founded by the Morton family as a holiday to celebrate trees, April 29 is an important time to reflect on all trees brings to our daily lives, including cleaner air and water, a stronger sense of community and natural beauty.
  • NEWS RELEASE: CREATE YOUR DREAM GARDEN AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM’S ARBOR DAY PLANT SALE

    The Morton Arboretum will celebrate its signature holiday with the return of its annual Arbor Day Plant Sale, open to the public April 30-May 1. Featuring more than 350 different types of trees and plants, the sale is one of the largest in the Chicago region and draws hundreds seeking plants specially chosen by the Arboretum’s expert staff for Chicago-area gardens.