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  • NEWS RELEASE: JOIN THE MORTON ARBORETUM IN SUPPORT OF WORLD WILDLIFE DAY

    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.

  • NEWS RELEASE: MORTON ARBORETUM COMMUNITY OUTREACH VISITS HELP PROTECT NORTHERN ILLINOIS TREES

    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.
  • NEWS RELEASE: UNUSUAL INGREDIENT MAKING EASIER WORK OF SNOW REMOVAL AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM: BEET JUICE

    LISLE, Ill. (January 3, 2014)—When The Morton Arboretum’s P.J. Smith works with his staff to clear snow from the 16 miles of roads and nine miles of trails at the Arboretum, he needs to do it quickly and in the most environmentally friendly manner possible. Smith, construction supervisor in charge of snow removal at The Morton Arboretum, now clears the Arboretum roads with a product containing an unusual ingredient – beet juice – which, when mixed with rock salt, clears the Arboretum’s roads and trails quicker than salt alone.
  • THE MORTON ARBORETUM NAMES NEW TREE CONSERVATION SPECIALIST

    LISLE, Ill. (December 19, 2013) – Murphy Westwood, Ph.D., has joined The Morton Arboretum staff as tree conservation specialist. In this newly established role, Westwood is part of the Arboretum’s Science and Conservation department, focusing on the conservation of endangered tree species both locally and globally.
  • FALL COLOR REPORT FROM THE MORTON ARBORETUM: OCTOBER 31

    The Arboretum’s Official Fall Color Scout Sees More Colors and Berries as Fall Leaves Begin to Drop

    LISLE, IL. (Oct. 31, 2013) – Each year, The Morton Arboretum’s trees are a prime stop for area leaf-peepers, as many of the Arboretum’s 4,200 varieties of trees turn a brilliant palette of vibrant reds, oranges and golds. Ed Hedborn is the Arboretum’s official Fall Color Scout and reports on the Arboretum’s color each week during the season.

  • FALL COLOR REPORT FROM THE MORTON ARBORETUM: WEEK OF OCT. 18-24

    Each year, The Morton Arboretum’s trees are a prime stop for area leaf-peepers, as many of the Arboretum’s 4,200 varieties of trees turn a brilliant palette of vibrant reds, oranges and golds. Ed Hedborn is the Arboretum’s official Fall Color Scout and reports on the Arboretum’s color each week during the season.
  • WEIDENBACH ELECTED TO THE MORTON ARBORETUM BOARD OF TRUSTEES

    Joseph L. Weidenbach, Senior Vice President, Chicago Region Head for The Private Client Reserve of U. S. Bank, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of The Morton Arboretum.
  • FALL COLOR REPORT FROM THE MORTON ARBORETUM: WEEK OF OCT. 11-17

    Each year, The Morton Arboretum’s trees are a prime stop for area leaf-peepers, as many of the Arboretum’s 4,200 varieties of trees turn a brilliant palette of vibrant reds, oranges and golds. Ed Hedborn is the Arboretum’s official Fall Color Scout and reports on the Arboretum’s color each week during the season.
  • FALL COLOR REPORT FROM THE MORTON ARBORETUM: WEEK OF OCT. 4-10

    Each year, The Morton Arboretum’s trees are a prime stop for area leaf-peepers, as many of the Arboretum’s 4,200 varieties of trees turn a brilliant palette of vibrant reds, oranges and golds. Ed Hedborn is the Arboretum’s official Fall Color Scout and reports on the Arboretum’s color each week during the season.
  • DR. BRYANT SCHARENBROCH RECEIVES ISA'S EARLY CAREER SCIENTIST AWARD

    Dr. Bryant Scharenbroch, an urban soil scientist at The Morton Arboretum, is this year's recipient of the International Society of Arboriculture's (ISA) Early Career Scientist Award.
  • Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden Awarded Level I Accreditation By Arbnet Arboretum Accreditation Program

    The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and The Morton Arboretum are pleased to announce that Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden in Annapolis, MD has been awarded a Level I Accreditation. By achieving particular standards of professional practices deemed important for arboreta and botanic gardens, Tawes Garden is now recognized as an accredited arboretum in The Morton Register of Arboreta.

  • NEW ARBORETUM SCIENTIST TO ESTABLISH RESEARCH PROGRAM FOR URBAN TREES

    The Morton Arboretum welcomes a new scientist to its research staff. Dr. Jake Miesbauer joined the Arboretum on June 17 as a Research Arborist. In this newly established role, Miesbauer will help launch a new research program primarily focused on improving the health and safety of urban trees through practical topics.
  • THE MORTON ARBORETUM PRESIDENT AND CEO GERRY DONNELLY RECEIVES TOP HONOR FROM PROFESSIONAL GARDEN ASSOCIATION

    Dr. Gerard T. Donnelly, President and CEO of The Morton Arboretum, is the 2013 recipient of the most prestigious honor conferred by the American Public Gardens Association (APGA).
  • THE MORTON ARBORETUM PARTICIPATES IN BLUE STAR MUSEUMS

    As part of the annual Blue Star Museum program, The Morton Arboretum is offering free, year-round admission to active-duty service men or women with a valid ID. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,800 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel.
  • THE FACTS ON THE EMERALD ASH BORER

    As Chicago presents a new plan to treat its ash trees for the Emerald ash borer, The Morton Arboretum wants to remind media and homeowners of the facts about these insects.
  • OAK TREE RESEARCHER FROM THE MORTON ARBORETUM AWARDED FULBRIGHT SCHOLARSHIP

    The Morton Arboretum is pleased to announce that Senior Research Scientist Andrew L. Hipp, Ph.D., has been named a 2013-2014 Fulbright Scholar. This is the first Fulbright awarded to a researcher at the Arboretum.
  • THE MORTON ARBORETUM ACHIEVES MUSEUM ACCREDITATION

    The Morton Arboretum has received accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition for a museum. Accreditation signifies excellence to the public as well as the Arboretum’s funding audience, professional community and government and other agencies.