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  • 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: THREATENED TREES TAKE THE SPOTLIGHT AS THE MORTON ARBORETUM HOSTS WEEKEND OF SPECIAL EVENTS

    The Morton Arboretum is recognizing Endangered Species Day, Friday, May 15, and Plant Conservation Day, Monday, May 18, with four days of specially-themed activities and programs.
  • NEWS RELEASE: THE MORTON ARBORETUM INTRODUCES GUIDE TO SELECTING AND PLANTING TREES, NORTHERN ILLINOIS TREE SPECIES LIST

    It takes only a short time to plant a tree, but how a tree is planted can have a lasting influence on its future growth. To help retailers, landscape architects, municipalities and homeowners select trees that will thrive for the future, The Morton Arboretum has introduced its updated guide to Selecting and Planting Trees, along with the new Northern Illinois Tree Species List, a comprehensive list of trees available for planting in northern Illinois.