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  • Plant Health Care Report 2014-10

    The Scouting Report of The Morton Arboretum for June 20, 2014
  • NEWS RELEASE: NEW STUDY SHOWS SURPRISING SPREAD OF SPRING LEAF-OUT TIMES

    Despite conventional wisdom among gardeners, foresters and botanists that woody plants all “leaf out” at about the same time each spring, a new study co-authored by Morton Arboretum researcher Robert Fahey found a surprisingly wide span of as much as three months in leaf-out times. Significantly, observations the past two springs of 1,597 woody plants in eight botanical gardens in the U.S., Canada, Germany and China suggest that species differences in leaf-out times could impact the length of the growing season and the activities of birds, insect and other animals and therefore must be factored into climate-change model predictions.
  • Plant Health Care Report issue 2014-9

    The Scouting Report of The Morton Arboretum for June 13, 2014.
  • Plant Health Care Report issue 2014-8

    The Scouting Report of The Morton Arboretum for June 6, 2014.
  • Plant Health Care Report issue 2014-7

    The Scouting report of The Morton Arboretum for May 30, 2014.
  • Bring a piece of the Arboretum home

    Looking for a unique way to show your love for The Morton Arboretum? Now you can wear a piece of the Arboretum on your wrist or shoulder, with the introduction of tote bags and wristlets made from recycled Arboretum banners.
  • Plant Health Care Report issue 2014-6

    The Scouting Report of The Morton Arboretum for May 23, 2014.
  • Plant Health Care Report issue 2014-5

    The Scouting Report of The Morton Arboretum for May 16, 2014.
  • NEWS RELEASE: ART & SCIENCE DINNER PARTY RAISES $230,000 FOR PROGRAMS OF THE MORTON ARBORETUM

    LISLE, Ill. (May 15, 2014) – On Saturday, May 10, more than 300 guests supported the tree-focused work of The Morton Arboretum during the annual fundraising Dinner Party that this year featured the theme of Art & Science. The event raised $230,000 in support of the Arboretum’s programs and its mission to save and plant trees for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world.
  • NEWS RELEASE: NEW ONLINE HANDBOOK FROM THE MORTON ARBORETUM SEEKS TO IMPROVE SUSTAINABILITY, REDUCE COSTS FOR LARGE LANDSCAPES

    LISLE, Ill. (May 12, 2014)— The Morton Arboretum has released a new handbook, “Retrofitting Large Landscapes for Sustainability,” offering industry professionals guidelines and ideas to help incorporate sustainable practices into landscape design. Developed for property managers, homeowner associations, school and park district boards and other stewards of large properties, the free manual highlights cost-effective ways to make landscapes easier to maintain, while reducing landscapes’ adverse impacts on the environment. In addition, the handbook addresses alternatives to chemical treatments as well as the importance of selecting plants to suit the given climate and conditions.
  • BLOOM REPORT FROM THE MORTON ARBORETUM: WEEK OF MAY 8

    LISLE, Ill. (May 8, 2014) — Each spring, trees, shrubs, bulbs and wildflowers bloom throughout the The Morton Arboretum’s 1,700 acres. Ed Hedborn, Manager of Plant Records, reports on what’s blooming each week throughout the season. Parking lots listed are along the Arboretum’s paved roads; some locations are within a short walk of the parking lots along paved or mulched trails. Take a springtime stroll and enjoy all the spectacle of spring at the Arboretum. For the latest updates on what’s blooming at the Arboretum, call the Bloom 'n Color Hotline at 630-719-7955.
  • Plant Health Care Report issue 2014-4

    The scouting report of The Morton Arboretum for May 9, 2014.
  • Plant Health Care Report issue 2014-3

    The scouting report of The Morton Arboretum for May 2, 2014.
  • Tips for buying and caring for plants

    Spring is prime plant shopping time. Here are some tips from The Morton Arboretum’s Plant Clinic to help you buy the right plants and get them off to a good start.
  • Conquer The A-MAZE-ing Quest

    Meander the twists and turns of The Morton Arboretum’s Maze Garden while solving clues about the surrounding trees and plants with The A-MAZE-ing Quest. New at the Arboretum this spring, the fun and educational quest offers visitors a new way to explore the tall lush hedges and the plant rooms hidden within the one-acre labyrinth of the Maze Garden.
  • Explore The Morton Arboretum With Our New App

    The Morton Arboretum’s first app, now available for iPhone®, offers Arboretum visitors new and fresh ways to explore our many tree collections, gardens and natural landscapes. Users can enhance their next visit with one of several interactive features available on the app, including a virtual membership card and news page providing information about events and classes at the Arboretum as well as breaking news.
  • BLOOM REPORT FROM THE MORTON ARBORETUM: WEEK OF APRIL 28

    LISLE, Ill. (April 29, 2014) — Each spring, trees, shrubs, bulbs and wildflowers bloom throughout the The Morton Arboretum’s 1,700 acres. Ed Hedborn, Manager of Plant Records, reports on what’s blooming each week throughout the season.
  • Plant Health Care Report Issue 2014-2

    The Scouting Report of The Morton Arboretum for April 18, 2014.
  • NEWS RELEASE: BLOOM REPORT FROM THE MORTON ARBORETUM: WEEK OF APRIL 11

    LISLE, Ill. (April 17, 2014) — Each year, The Morton Arboretum’s grounds erupt with fragrant blooming flowers and woody plants. Ed Hedborn, Manager of Plant Records, monitors and reports on the Arboretum’s blooms each week during the spring season. For the latest bloom updates from the Arboretum, call the Bloom 'n Color Hotline at 630-719-7955.
  • Plant Health Care Report Issue 2014-1

    The Scouting Report of The Morton Arboretum for April 4, 2014.