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Articles and stories

  • Best Spring Hikes

    Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Arboretum’s spring landscape with these wonderful walks.
  • Why Arbor Day?

    How one tree lover changed the world through planting trees.
  • Delightful and Durable

    The show-stopping bloom on new hydrangea shrubs in the Members’ Exclusive Plant Sale Catalog can’t be shut down even by harsh Chicago winters.
  • Stewards of the Woods

    It takes a special kind of dedication to become a Woodland Steward.
  • The History of the Sterling Morton Library

    A library has been an important feature of the Arboretum since its beginning.

    The Morton Arboretum has received accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition for a museum. Accreditation signifies excellence to the public as well as the Arboretum’s funding audience, professional community and government and other agencies.