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  • COME FOR BREATHTAKING FALL COLOR, STAY FOR EXCITING NEW FESTIVAL EVENTS AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM

    The Morton Arboretum celebrates its signature season with even more to offer visitors.
  • NEWS RELEASE: ENJOY A ‘PAW’FECT DAY AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM’S TAILS ON THE TRAILS

    The Morton Arboretum invites four-legged friends and their owners to roam 16 miles of woods, prairies and other natural landscapes during the Tails on the Trails event Saturday, September 12. Tails on the Trails will feature dog-frie’Pndly activities, including agility demonstrations and guided hikes through the grounds. Additionally, a pet expo will take place along Meadow Lake from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.
  • NEWS RELEASE: REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR THE MORTON ARBORETUM’S 12th ANNUAL FALL COLOR 5K RUN & WALK

    August 10, 2015

    The Fall Color Festival at The Morton Arboretum is off to a running start as the 12th annual Fall Color 5K Run & Walk and Kid’s Dash takes place Sunday, October 4 with a brand-new post-race party. 

  • TreeKeepers help local community in the wake of emerald ash borer

    Hopeful young oaks and hackberries are taking root in the Lincoln Hill subdivision in unincorporated Milton Township south of Glen Ellyn. They’re a sign of progress, made with help from The Morton Arboretum, toward recovery from the scourge of the emerald ash borer.
  • 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.