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  • Great shrubs

    Suggestions for shrubs from the Spring 2014 issue of Seasons, the member magazine of The Morton Arboretum.
  • Tales the rings tell

    Long ago, in an old forest in Northern Michigan, a tree fell down. Suddenly the forest floor was flooded with sunlight, and dozens of tiny white pine seedlings sprinted toward the sky. From the Spring 2014 issue of Seasons, the member magazine of The Morton Arboretum.
  • By the side of the trail

    In earliest spring, before flowers and leaves brighten the forest, there’s already a bustling world beneath the brown leaves. From the Spring 2014 issue of Seasons, the member magazine of The Morton Arboretum.
  • A time to hug a tree

    Trees do so much to make our lives and our communities better. To honor their gifts, The Morton Arboretum celebrates Arbor Day, the last Friday in April, as its signature holiday. From the Spring 2014 issue of Seasons, the member magazine of The Morton Arboretum.
  • How a tree grows

    How does a tree grow? Here is the story of a spruce tree. From the Spring 2014 issue of Seasons, the member newsletter of The Morton Arboretum.
  • History and artistry

    A rare volume of botanical illustrations by the artist Pancrace Bessa (1772-1846) has been added to the Special Collection of The Morton Arboretum's Sterling Morton Library as part of its 50th anniversary celebration. The Arboretum has been collecting rare botanical books since it was established in 1922, and botanical art has been a specialty since the Sterling Morton Library was dedicated in 1963.