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- 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.
LISLE, Ill. (January 22, 2014) – The Morton Arboretum’s Community Trees Program will be conducting five workshops across northern Illinois over the next few weeks aimed at helping municipal professionals responsible for tree care and management in their communities. The goal of the workshops is to both explore the impact of emerald ash borer and other invaders on area trees and also to examine ordinances and management plans critical to helping communities protect and maintain their trees.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.