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  • BLOOM REPORT: APRIL 27

    Each spring, trees, shrubs, bulbs and wildflowers bloom throughout the The Morton Arboretum’s 1,700 acres. Ed Hedborn, manager of plant records, reports on what’s blooming each week throughout the season.
  • Woodland wildflowers are springtime’s dainty treats

    Take a walk on the wilder side of The Morton Arboretum in spring for a once-a-year delight: ephemeral wildflowers. Seizing their moment in the sun before the trees’ leaves open to shade the forest floor, flowers twinkle and shine along paths and roadways all around the Arboretum.
  • ARBORETUM PARTNERS WITH THE TOLLWAY TO ENHANCE URBAN FOREST

    The Morton Arboretum is partnering with the Illinois Tollway to enhance aesthetics and expand tree canopy coverage along the Illinois Tollway system
  • Plant Health Care Report issue 2016-2

    The scouting report of The Morton Arboretum for April 22, 2016.
  • NEWS RELEASE: TREES THROUGHOUT CHICAGO TO INSPIRE RESIDENTS TO “BE A TREE CHAMPION” THIS ARBOR DAY

    To celebrate Arbor Day and inspire Chicagoans to “Be a Tree Champion,” staff from The Morton Arboretum and a team of volunteers will be taking to the streets on Friday, April 22 to place nearly 2,000 tags on city trees as part of the organization’s annual Tree Tagging Campaign.
  • NEWS RELEASE: CELEBRATE ARBOR DAY IN DALEY PLAZA WITH PLANT ADVICE AND ONE-OF-A-KIND ART INSTALLATION MADE FROM THOUSANDS OF LIVE PLANTS

    This April 29, Daley Plaza will go green during The Morton Arboretum’s second-annual Arbor Day Celebration and Pop-Up Plant Clinic. From 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Chicagoans can learn how to be tree champions with free tree and plant advice from Arboretum experts, vote for their favorite tree, and witness a one-of-a-kind “living billboard”—a 30 X 10-foot-long visual of trees designed using more than 9,000 live plants. Additionally, leading tree care company Bartlett Tree Experts will hand out a limited number of saplings to visitors.