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  • 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.
  • NEWS RELEASE: NEW STUDY FROM THE MORTON ARBORETUM REVEALS CHICAGOANS’ TAKE ON TREES

    Chicago and its seven surrounding counties have more than 150 million trees – trees that make our communities healthier, more sustainable and more beautiful. Yet Chicago-area trees are under threat, with one of every five parkway trees likely to soon be destroyed by the emerald ash borer beetle.
  • NEWS RELEASE: THE MORTON ARBORETUM TO SHOWCASE TREES’ IMPORTANT ROLE IN OUR CITIES’ FUTURE

    Just as they need water and sunlight, trees need each and every one of us to thrive. This Arbor Day, The Morton Arboretum is bringing attention to the actions Chicagoans can take in their daily lives to care for trees–so crucial to the future of our city and region–with two public events taking place in Chicago.