LISLE, Ill. (March 28, 2014) – This April 25, The Morton Arboretum is celebrating Arbor Day with a slate full of fun events, including the first-ever chance to visit for free by dressing up like your favorite tree. Children under 12 participating in the promotion will then have the chance to win a prize in our “Tree-Riffic Costume Contest,” held outside of our Children’s Garden.
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LISLE, Ill. (March 21, 2014) – Trees do so much for us. It’s easy to pass them by without a glance; meanwhile just by being there, they help clean the air we breathe, make our cities safer and even reduce our energy bills. This year, The Morton Arboretum is celebrating Arbor Day and the importance of trees by asking everyone to “Go Ahead. Hug a Tree.”
LISLE, Ill. (March 21, 2014) – Wander through Chicago’s downtown streets from April 21-May 2 this year and you might notice bright “larger-than-life” tags adorning the trees. On April 21, volunteers from The Morton Arboretum, the City of Chicago and The Davey Tree Expert Company will decorate nearly 2,000 city trees with these tags to raise awareness about the importance of trees, leading up to Arbor Day on April 25. Arbor Day is a special day set aside for planting trees.
LISLE, Ill. (March 18, 2014) – Art and science come together at The Morton Arboretum every day, as experts conduct tree research surrounded by the beautiful 1,700-acre landscape of trees. For more than 90 years, art and science together have influenced the Arboretum’s plant collections, education and research programs, and the way people experience the Arboretum – through mind, body, heart, and soul.
LISLE, Ill. (March 13, 2014)—This May and June, The Morton Arboretum offers a “tree-mendous” array of events, entertainment and classes to ring in summer. Acclaimed author Amy Stewart visits the Arboretum on May 15, sharing insight and recipes from her New York Times best-seller “The Drunken Botanist” in Cocktails with The Drunken Botanist. Also in May, dogs take center stage at the Arboretum as Tails on the Trails returns.
LISLE, Ill. (March 10, 2014) – From talked-about pests like the emerald ash borer and Asian carp to lesser-known invasive plants like the Callery pear, Illinois’ invasive species come in many forms – all serious threats to the state’s economy and ecology.