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  • BIG BUGS ARE INVADING THE MORTON ARBORETUM

    Descending around Meadow Lake this Mother’s Day weekend will be David Rogers’ Big Bugs. The exhibit will be open from May 10 to September 8 and will be free with Arboretum admission.
  • UNWIND AFTER WORK WITH WEDNESDAYS, WOODS & WINE

    Grab your friends and co-workers and take in the scenic views of Meadow Lake as we gather in the Ginkgo Restaurant on Wednesdays, February 20 through March 27, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. for The Morton Arboretum’s Wednesdays, Woods & Wine.
  • THE MORTON ARBORETUM ACHIEVES MUSEUM ACCREDITATION

    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.
  • The Trees in Your Town

    Dig deeper for knowledge about the urban forest at a “Lunch & Learn” session February 7.
  • Help Your Community Help Trees

    The Community Trees Program supports towns, parks, school districts, community groups, and individuals in caring for the urban forest.
  • Dormant Pruning Tips

    Kunso Kim, head of collections and curator, suggests you consider these different approaches.
     
    Selective pruning: To shape the shrub or control its size somewhat, go branch by branch, choosing the branches you want to keep and removing those that are too long, superfluous or causing a tangle. Using sharp, clean pruners, prune just above the place where one stem branches off from another; don’t cut in the middle of a branch between joints, which will cause bristly, unsightly growth.