On March 3, we inaugurate World Wildlife Day, designated by the United Nations to raise awareness of wild animals and plants—from ivory to ebony—worldwide. This day gives us an opportunity to reflect on the intrinsic value of all living things and remember that the well-being of humans is inextricably tied to the well-being of nature.
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LISLE, Ill. (February 14, 2014) – The Morton Arboretum will once again welcome adults and children to Easter events with special appearances by the Easter Bunny. On both Friday, April 18 and Saturday, April 19, come join us for Breakfast with the Bunny featuring a delicious breakfast buffet in our scenic Ginkgo Restaurant overlooking Meadow Lake. On Sunday, April 20, come enjoy Easter Brunch and look out at the early spring blooms popping up all around the Arboretum. This champagne brunch features chef-carved prime rib, made-to-order omelets, pasta and much more.
LISLE, Ill. (February 5, 2014) – This March, The Morton Arboretum will debut its Edible Gardening Workshop series, aimed at providing unique and creative ideas for adding edible plants and trees to a landscape or backyard garden. This five-part workshop series takes place on Saturdays throughout March and April, and each course is taught by recognized plant and garden experts.
LISLE, Ill. - In a forest, a tree can live for more than 100 years. But urban and suburban trees dealing with limited space and environmental stresses may survive for only 15 years unless they receive special attention. In the Chicagoland area, that attention comes from the Openlands TreeKeepers(r), a corps of volunteers who care for public trees, keeping them healthy and administering proper care.
- LISLE, Ill. (February 3, 2014) – To help communities effectively plan, manage and care for trees, the Morton Arboretum’s Community Trees Program is holding a series of outreach visits in cities across northern Illinois. Over the next few months, representatives from the Community Trees Program will offer workshops and resources to more than 50 cities to help provide guidance to ensure proper planning and maintenance for area trees.
LISLE, Ill. (January 31, 2014) – The Morton Arboretum’s Community Trees program will be hosting the first-ever Tree Boards and Commissions Roundtable on February 4, 2014. Members of municipal tree boards from cities across Illinois will have the opportunity to come together to learn and share tips on forming, running and making the most of their community tree board.
A roundtable discussion will allow individuals to ask questions and interact with other like-minded tree group members. Community Trees Program Coordinator, Beth Corrigan, will lead the meeting.