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  • Prime Time for Pruning

    Late winter is an excellent time to prune shrubs and trees, while they are safely dormant.
  • Bringing Bloom Indoors

    Force branches of flowering shrubs indoors for an early shot of spring bloom.
  • Maples at The Morton Arboretum

    Maples are one of the most prominent trees in any Midwestern landscape, certainly on our grounds here at The Morton Arboretum.
  • A Special New Sugar Maple

    The new Crescendo sugar maple from Chicagoland Grows® could make an excellent replacement for ash trees lost to emerald ash borer.
  • 5 Outdoor Exercising Tips

    Never mind the cold: Arb staff offer five tips for the best winter workout clothes designed to make outdoor exercise as comfortable as possible.
  • Learn More about China and Climate Science

    Learn more about how plants from China have entered our gardens and how plants are responding to climate change.
  • Plan Ahead for a Living Tree

    Advance preparation is key to having a tree you can plant outdoors after the holiday.
  • Cutting Your Own Tree

    A family-fun trip to the tree farm goes best with this advice.
  • Bringing the Best to Your Neighborhood

    ‘China Snow’ tree lilac shows how long journeys can lead to good trees.
  • Where to Find Them

    Trees brought back from China find a home on the Arboretum’s grounds.
  • A World of Plants

    Intrepid collectors have brought plants from around the globe to the Arboretum and your garden.
  • Composting at the Ginkgo Restaurant

    The Ginkgo Restaurant’s new composting initiative results in a significant reduction of garbage output.
  • What’s Your Favorite Spot?

    Arboretum Facebook fans write about their favorite spots surrounded by 1,700 acres of trees.
  • Grant Funds Crowley Wetland Restoration Project

    The Morton Arboretum's innovative Wetlands Restoration Program is named as 2012 recipient of an American Water Environmental Grant.
  • Mulching for the Winter

    A layer of mulch can insulate and improve the soil.
  • Paying Tribute to Loved Ones

    A tribute bench is a great way to honor a special friend or family member.
  • The Arb Love (and Friendship) Connection

    Arboretum Facebook fans write about friendships and love celebrated under the 1,700-acre canopy of trees.
  • Gardening in Autumn

    Wind up this year’s garden and get a start on next year’s.
  • Taking Stock of Your Landscape

    Now, at the end of the growing season, is the best opportunity to assess your garden and plan ahead as you do your last garden chores.
  • Building a Legacy of Stewardship

    The Woodland Stewardship Program schools volunteers to interact with nature in a way that is both meaningful and sustainable.