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  • Let your garden bring the glitz to winter containers

    The same pots that burst with bright annuals this summer can provide color, texture, and interest this winter, according to Abigail Rea, manager of horticulture at The Morton Arboretum. Many of the materials can be found right in your garden. Rea offers tips for interesting holiday containers.
  • Illumination: The experience

    Illumination will engage your senses with dazzling projections, trees that respond to your touch and sound, and vivid, electric colors throughout. Here are tips and tools to make the most of your experience.
  • Best Winter Hikes

    Stressed and looking for a prescription for tranquility? Consider a long quiet walk through the woods.
  • Hikes at The Morton Arboretum

    Hikes at The Morton Arboretum. Get out and explore the Arboretum's 16 miles of paved or wood-chipped trails.
  • Thanksgiving recipes from the Arboretum chef

    Make your Thanksgiving meal one to remember with these recipe ideas from Chef Jean-Louis Clerc, the mastermind in The Morton Arboretum's Ginkgo Restaurant kitchen.
  • String holiday lights with care

    The Morton Arboretum provides tips for safely decorating your yard with holiday lights this fall, taking care to avoid harming people or plants.
  • Keep watering new plants and evergreens

    Don’t forget to keep watering as the season draws to a close. It’s especially important to water evergreens and any trees, shrubs, or perennials planted within the last two years, says Sharon Yiesla, Plant Clinic assistant at The Morton Arboretum.
  • Day-after-Thanksgiving recipes from the Arboretum’s chef

    Give your Thanksgiving leftovers a creative twist with these recipes from Chef Jean-Louis Clerc of the Ginkgo Restaurant. Or ditch the kitchen for a day and take the family out to The Morton Arboretum for lunch and a hike!
  • FALL COLOR REPORT FROM THE MORTON ARBORETUM: OCTOBER 31

    The Arboretum’s Official Fall Color Scout Sees More Colors and Berries as Fall Leaves Begin to Drop

    LISLE, IL. (Oct. 31, 2013) – Each year, The Morton Arboretum’s trees are a prime stop for area leaf-peepers, as many of the Arboretum’s 4,200 varieties of trees turn a brilliant palette of vibrant reds, oranges and golds. Ed Hedborn is the Arboretum’s official Fall Color Scout and reports on the Arboretum’s color each week during the season.

  • FALL COLOR REPORT FROM THE MORTON ARBORETUM: WEEK OF OCT. 25-31

    Each year, The Morton Arboretum’s trees are a prime stop for area leaf-peepers, as many of the Arboretum’s 4,200 varieties of trees turn a brilliant palette of vibrant reds, oranges and golds. Ed Hedborn is the Arboretum’s official Fall Color Scout and reports on the Arboretum’s color each week during the season. For the latest fall color updates from the Arboretum, call the Bloom 'n Color Hotline at 630-719-7955.
  • FALL COLOR REPORT FROM THE MORTON ARBORETUM: WEEK OF OCT. 18-24

    Each year, The Morton Arboretum’s trees are a prime stop for area leaf-peepers, as many of the Arboretum’s 4,200 varieties of trees turn a brilliant palette of vibrant reds, oranges and golds. Ed Hedborn is the Arboretum’s official Fall Color Scout and reports on the Arboretum’s color each week during the season.
  • WEIDENBACH ELECTED TO THE MORTON ARBORETUM BOARD OF TRUSTEES

    Joseph L. Weidenbach, Senior Vice President, Chicago Region Head for The Private Client Reserve of U. S. Bank, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of The Morton Arboretum.
  • FALL COLOR REPORT FROM THE MORTON ARBORETUM: WEEK OF OCT. 11-17

    Each year, The Morton Arboretum’s trees are a prime stop for area leaf-peepers, as many of the Arboretum’s 4,200 varieties of trees turn a brilliant palette of vibrant reds, oranges and golds. Ed Hedborn is the Arboretum’s official Fall Color Scout and reports on the Arboretum’s color each week during the season.
  • FALL COLOR REPORT FROM THE MORTON ARBORETUM: WEEK OF OCT. 4-10

    Each year, The Morton Arboretum’s trees are a prime stop for area leaf-peepers, as many of the Arboretum’s 4,200 varieties of trees turn a brilliant palette of vibrant reds, oranges and golds. Ed Hedborn is the Arboretum’s official Fall Color Scout and reports on the Arboretum’s color each week during the season.
  • Urban tree study published

    The Morton Arboretum, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, has today released the results of their “Urban Trees and Forests of the Chicago Region” study of trees in the seven-county Chicago region.
  • Honors for Arboretum researchers

    The Arboretum’s research efforts have brought its scientists two prestigious awards in recent months.
  • How glass pumpkins are made

    See how glass becomes art in a dazzling video.
  • Plant Health Care Report Issue 2013-16

    The Scouting Report of The Morton Arboretum for Aug 23, 2013.
  • DR. BRYANT SCHARENBROCH RECEIVES ISA'S EARLY CAREER SCIENTIST AWARD

    Dr. Bryant Scharenbroch, an urban soil scientist at The Morton Arboretum, is this year's recipient of the International Society of Arboriculture's (ISA) Early Career Scientist Award.
  • Plant Health Care Report Issue 2013-15

    The Scouting Report of The Morton Arboretum for Aug 9, 2013.