This November, 50 acres of vibrant LED lights will once again transform The Morton Arboretum’s treescape into a winter wonderland of color and nature, as Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum returns for its second year.
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- The Morton Arboretum’s first Drink It In: Craft Beer Festival will offer beer lovers the opportunity to sample from more than 80 craft brews while enjoying beautiful fall color from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4.
- The Morton Arboretum’s Community Trees Program has approved $211,000 in matching grants for northern Illinois communities within the Lake Michigan watershed to help restore the tree canopy lost to the emerald ash borer.
- Two members of The Morton Arboretum’s research team have been recently honored with high-profile appointments, bolstering the Arboretum’s leadership in global tree research and conservation.
- The Morton Arboretum will be abuzz with activity during Honey Bee Days, Saturday, Sept. 20 and Sunday, Sept. 21. Taking place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and free with admission, the event honors the hardworking pollinator with family activities, informal talks with beekeepers and a special occasion — the ninth “Bee-day” of The Morton Arboretum Children’s Garden.
- A tiny metallic green pest not even the size of a penny, the emerald ash borer hardly seems capable of the destruction it has brought to the area. But millions of significantly weakened and dead ash trees throughout the seven-county Chicago region tell a different story.