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  • NEWS RELEASE: THE MORTON ARBORETUM COMPLETES LIGHTING UPGRADE, REDUCES ENERGY CONSUMPTION

    As part of its continued commitment to sustainability, The Morton Arboretum has completed an LED lighting upgrade throughout its buildings. This upgrade was made possible by a grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation (ICECF).
  • NEWS RELEASE: REGISTRATION OPEN FOR 8TH INTERNATIONAL OAK SOCIETY CONFERENCE

    June 10, 2015 The Morton Arboretum will welcome renowned researchers from around the world as the 8th International Oak Society Conference convenes Oct. 18-Oct. 21. Presenters will discuss the latest information on research, management, ethnobotany and conservation of oaks, many of which are keystone species in ecosystems, streetscapes, and gardens around the world.
  • NEWS RELEASE: TRAVEL THE CONTINENT WITH THE MORTON ARBORETUM’S PASSPORT EUROPE FESTIVAL

    June 9, 2015

    Cross the pond to experience the fascinating cultures and long-held traditions of Europe at The Morton Arboretum’s Passport Europe Summer Festival, Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21.

  • NEWS RELEASE: BRILLIANCE IN BLOOM DINNER PARTY RAISES MORE THAN $300,000 FOR PROGRAMS OF THE MORTON ARBORETUM

    On Saturday, May 16, The Morton Arboretum welcomed nearly 450 guests to the Brilliance in Bloom Dinner Party in support of the institution’s tree-focused work.
  • NEWS RELEASE: NEW REPORT OFFERS STRATEGIES TO HELP BOTANICAL GARDENS STRENGTHEN CONSERVATION VALUE OF COLLECTIONS

    With more than 8,000 tree species threatened with extinction, an urgent need exists for botanical gardens to protect threatened trees in dedicated conservation collections. A new report published in the July issue of the international conservation journal Oryx offers strategies and guidelines to help botanical gardens strengthen the conservation value of their tree collections.
  • NEWS RELEASE: JULY-AUGUST EVENTS AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM

    The Morton Arboretum is building a summer like no other with fantastic exhibits, events and programs for the whole family. On July 17, the Arboretum welcomes Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® bricks by Sean Kenney. Its first time in the Chicago area, the exhibit features 13 larger-than-life nature-themed displays painstakingly crafted from nearly half a million LEGO bricks.