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  • Fall is for families at the Arb

    From Halloween hikes to festive foods, fall is perfect for families at the Arboretum.
  • Fall Color Festival at the Arb

    This October, come leaf peeping on the Arboretum’s 1,700 acres, then celebrate the autumn season at our Fall Color Festival.
  • CAST YOUR STRAW VOTE FOR BEST SCARECROW AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM

    The Scarecrow Trail returns to the Morton Arboretum this year, featuring 45 hay-men and-women decorated by local Girl and Boy Scouts.
  • URBAN TREE STUDY OFFERS INSIGHT INTO ENVIRONMENTAL, ECONOMIC IMPACT OF REGION’S TREES

    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. The study provides the most comprehensive look ever at the structure of the Chicago region urban forest – defined as trees in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will counties – as well as the environmental and economic value of those trees, based on widely used mathematical models.
  • THE MORTON ARBORETUM DEBUTS INNOVATIVE NEW LIGHTS EVENT

    This holiday season, The Morton Arboretum’s trees will be transformed into an interactive kaleidoscope of color and light during its first-ever winter lights event, Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum. From November 22, 2013 to January 4, 2014, Illumination offers a holiday experience far beyond traditional twinkling lights, engaging the senses with dazzling projections, trees that respond to touch and sound, and vivid, electric colors throughout.
  • SIP WHISKEY AND STUDY ART AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM SCIENCE CAFES

    What do fine wines and aged whiskeys have to do with trees? And how can art advocate for conservation? Join The Morton Arboretum for its Fall 2013 Zone 5 Science Cafes.