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  • JOIN THE MORTON ARBORETUM IN SUPPORT OF WORLD WILDLIFE DAY

    On March 3, we inaugurate World Wildlife Day, designated by the United Nations to raise awareness of wild animals and plants—from ivory to ebony—worldwide.  This day gives us an opportunity to reflect on the intrinsic value of all living things and remember that the well-being of humans is inextricably tied to the well-being of nature.

  • Too cold for people, but not for plants

    A cold, shivery winter like this one often makes gardeners worry about their plants. But in fact, plants probably suffer less than people, says Doris Taylor, Plant Clinic manager at The Morton Arboretum.
  • Go From Garden to Table with the Arboretum's New Edible Gardening Workshop

    This March, The Morton Arboretum will debut its Edible Gardening Workshop series, aimed at providing unique and creative ideas for adding edible plants and trees to a landscape or backyard garden. This five-part workshop series takes place on Saturdays throughout March and April, and each course is taught by recognized plant and garden experts.
  • 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.