The Morton Arboretum welcomes a new scientist to its research staff. Dr. Jake Miesbauer joined the Arboretum on June 17 as a Research Arborist. In this newly established role, Miesbauer will help launch a new research program primarily focused on improving the health and safety of urban trees through practical topics.
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- In a forest, a tree can live for more than 100 years. But urban and suburban trees, dealing with limited space and environmental stresses, may survive for only 15 years unless they receive special attention. In Chicago, that attention comes from the Openlands TreeKeepers™, a corps of volunteers who care for public trees, keeping them healthy and administering proper care. Now, the group is expanding its outreach to the suburbs, and has partnered with The Morton Arboretum to offer an eight-week TreeKeeper training course this fall.
- Dr. Gerard T. Donnelly, President and CEO of The Morton Arboretum, is the 2013 recipient of the most prestigious honor conferred by the American Public Gardens Association (APGA).
- Treat the family to a night out during Thursday Family Nights at The Morton Arboretum. From July 11 to August 15, families can enjoy extended playtime and music from some of the area’s top children’s bands.
- This summer, follow the action – literally – of some time-honored stage productions during the unique Theatre-Hikes® program at The Morton Arboretum. On weekends from July through October, join the Three Musketeers, James and his giant peach, Mark Twain, Dracula and their cohorts as they share their stories during a beautiful nature hike under the Arboretum’s canopy of trees. As the plays progress, actors and the audience alike will move through the Arboretum’s grounds, using nature as the backdrop.
- The Children’s Garden is always growing and changing with the seasons.