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 begin changing from green to a 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.
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- The Glass Pumpkin Patch returns to The Morton Arboretum this fall from October 16 through October 20, with more than 3,000 pieces of hand crafted glass pumpkins, apples, gourds, acorns and more for sale. This year, the Arboretum welcomes several new glassblowing artists from the Chicagoland area.
- Looking for a special spot to experience the height of fall color? Check out these staff suggestions for the best places to enjoy the color of autumn leaves.
- Some of the area’s best and most unique fall color can be found at the Arboretum this October; our Fall Color Scout offers viewing tips.
- 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.
- Scientists from the Arboretum have been trotting the globe this year contributing their data to worldwide research on trees, plants, and tree care.