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  • JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2014 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

    LISLE, Ill. (December 27, 2013)—Celebrate this winter at The Morton Arboretum!  This season, embrace the chill and head outdoors to visit Husky Heroes, The Morton Arboretum’s own Siberian husky demonstrations. Or in February, celebrate chocolate with your family, friends or your valentine at one of several chocolate-themed events. Choose from a chocolate truffle-making party, our Chocolate Expo and Market or a special presentation on February 15 about Chicago’s storied candy history with historian and author of “Chicago’s Sweet Candy History,” Leslie Goddard.

  • THE MORTON ARBORETUM LAUNCHES ONLINE STORE

    LISLE, Ill. (December 26, 2013)—The Arboretum Store at The Morton Arboretum is known by its fans as a top place to find unique, nature-themed gifts. Today, the Arboretum has launched an online store, with a wide selection of some of the store’s top gifts, many exclusive to the Arboretum. The online store features a wide selection of products for all ages, from children’s games and toys to desktop items, to beautiful pieces for the home.
  • 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.
  • CHECK OFF YOUR HOLIDAY GIFT LIST AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM STORE

    LISLE, IL (December 10, 2013)—The Morton Arboretum store is a great place to shop this year for unique, nature-themed holiday gifts, and from 3-5 p.m. this Monday, December 16, non-members can shop The Arboretum Store without paying admission to the Arboretum.
  • THE MORTON ARBORETUM RELAUNCHES ITS WEBSITE WITH NEW LOOK, IMPROVED USER EXPERIENCE

    LISLE, IL. (November 13, 2013) – The Morton Arboretum released its updated website, featuring a new look and feel and improved functionality. Visitors will find it easier to locate the Arboretum’s most sought-after information, including events and tree and plant tips. Additionally, the site now features responsive design, which means the user can enjoy a full experience on a smart phone or tablet, as well as a desktop computer.

  • 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.