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  • The Morton Arboretum Welcomes Back The Destination Asia Festival

    Take a journey to the East during The Morton Arboretum’s third annual Destination Asia Festival, Saturday, August 6 and Sunday, August 7. The two-day festival will give visitors a glimpse into Asian culture with traditional performances, arts and athletic demonstrations – including sumo wrestling with the largest Japanese sumo wrestler in the world – authentic cuisine, and a chance to learn about the Arboretum’s diverse collection of trees from China, Japan, and Korea.
  • Pick a new spot to plant a new tree

    When a tree has been removed, it may seem obvious to plant a new one in the same place. That’s not a good idea, says Meghan Midgley, soil scientist at The Morton Arboretum: “That’s not likely to be the best place for your new tree to succeed.”
  • Plant Health Care Report GDD update July 22, 2016

    The growing degree update from The Morton Arboretum for July 22, 2016.
  • September-October Events, Programs And Classes At The Morton Arboretum

    The Morton Arboretum is celebrating its signature season in style with great events and programs for all ages. The popular dog-friendly event Tails on the Trails makes its return this September, along with the authentic music, dance and cuisines of the Passport Europe Festival. September is also the last month to catch the 23 whimsical copper frog sculptures of Ribbit! The Exhibit, going on through September 25.
  • Plant Health Care Report issue 2016-8

    The scouting report of The Morton Arboretum for July 15, 2016.
  • Plant health Care report GDD update July 7, 2016.

    The growing degree update from The Morton Arboretum for July 7, 2016.
  • Plant Health Care Report issue 2016-7

    The scouting report of The Morton Arboretum for July 1, 2016.
  • Go easy on the fertilizer

    Want to do a little less work in the garden? Reconsider how much you fertilize, says Todd Jacobson, head of horticulture at The Morton Arboretum. Many plants, including trees, shrubs, and most perennials, will usually be fine without it.
  • Plant Health Care Report GDD update June 27, 2016

    The growing degree update from The Morton Arboretum for June 27, 2016.
  • The Morton Arboretum's New Farmhouse Saison Ale Launches This June

    Spiced with juniper berries and finished with a twist of lime, The Morton Arboretum’s refreshing new brew, Joy Path Juniper Saison Ale, will make its official debut later this June. This warm-weather beer, which includes berries harvested from the Arboretum’s own grounds, follows its first namesake brew, Arbor Oak Amber Ale. Both are brewed in partnership with Chicago’s Lake Effect Brewery.
  • The Morton Arboretum Announces $63 Million Capital Campaign

    The Morton Arboretum, one of the world’s leading tree-focused research institutions, has launched a five-year, $63 million capital campaign, raising more than $35.6 million in its early stages. The Growing Brilliantly campaign will enable the Arboretum to deepen its scientific and conservation work, expand new tree development, and improve core facilities to meet its strategic vision, including the redevelopment of South Farm, which serves as the operations and plant production hub for the 1,700-acre Arboretum.
  • Plant Health Care Report issue 2016-6

    The scouting report of The Morton Arboretum for June 17, 2016.
  • Plant Health Care Report GDD update June 10, 2016

    The growing degree update from The Morton Arboretum for June 10, 2016.
  • Cast Bios For Nature: An Outdoor Walking Play

    Cast bios for Nature: An Outdoor Walking Play
  • Media Testimonials For Nature: An Outdoor Walking Play

    Critics praise and audiences cheer this outdoor walking play.
  • The Morton Arborteum Presents The Acclaimed Outdoor Production Nature, For A Limited Engagement

    The Morton Arboretum’s beautiful woodlands and tree-lined clearings set the scene for the acclaimed outdoor walking play, Nature. Playing select days July 8-31, this unique theatrical event about the lives of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau is an experience like no other—as an award-winning ensemble of actors and musicians bring audiences into a playful and deeply-moving journey through their natural environment. Nature, presented by TigerLion Arts, is filled with music, song, story and celebration with scenes unfolding around audience members as they follow the ensemble through the grounds.
  • Growing Brilliantly Dinner Party Raises More Than $410,000 In Support Of The Morton Arboretum

    On Saturday, May 21, The Morton Arboretum welcomed nearly 400 guests to the Growing Brilliantly Dinner Party in support of the institution’s tree collections, research, and education programs. Emceed by tree champions Bill Kurtis and Donna LaPietra, the Arboretum’s annual fundraising event raised a record-breaking $410,760— funds that will allow the Arboretum to increase the impact of its tree-focused mission throughout the Chicago region and worldwide.
  • Father's Day gift guide

    Stumped on what to get your dad this Father's Day? Treat him to one of several great finds available at The Arboretum Store.
  • Plant Health Care Report issue 2016-5

    The scouting report of The Morton Arboretum for June 3, 2016.
  • Living billboard highlights the importance of trees in our communities and world

    Look at the tree one way, and it’s barren and lifeless. Walk a few feet and look at it from another angle, and its leaves become green and lush. What can you do to help trees grow green and thrive? How can you be a tree champion? That’s the question asked by the 10-by-27-foot tree art you can see in Arbor Court this summer.