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  • NEWS RELEASE: CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF THE CHILDREN’S GARDEN AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM WITH A BIRTHDAY BASH

    Children dash up a wooden plank way and climb ropes to a lookout where they can survey the woods beneath them, they scoop a handful of pond water with hopes of capturing a tiny tadpole in their cupped palms, and learn about the role of bees and other pollinators in fragrant flower gardens throughout the four-acre space.
  • Plant Health Care Report 2015 index

    Index for 2015 issues of The Morton Arboretum's Plant Health Care Report.
  • Plant Health Care Report GDD update August 28, 2015.

    The growing degree update from The Morton Arboretum for August 14, 2015.
  • Five shrubs to plant in fall

    September is a fine time to plant trees and shrubs and to divide perennials, according to The Morton Arboretum’s Plant Clinic.
  • Plant Health Care Report issue 2015-11

    The scouting report of The Morton Arboretum for August 21, 2015.
  • Plant Health Care Report GDD update August 14, 2015

    The growing degree update from The Morton Arboretum for August 14, 2015.
  • NEWS RELEASE: ENJOY A ‘PAW’FECT DAY AT THE MORTON ARBORETUM’S TAILS ON THE TRAILS

    The Morton Arboretum invites four-legged friends and their owners to roam 16 miles of woods, prairies and other natural landscapes during the Tails on the Trails event Saturday, September 12. Tails on the Trails will feature dog-frie’Pndly activities, including agility demonstrations and guided hikes through the grounds. Additionally, a pet expo will take place along Meadow Lake from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.
  • NEWS RELEASE: REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR THE MORTON ARBORETUM’S 12th ANNUAL FALL COLOR 5K RUN & WALK

    August 10, 2015

    The Fall Color Festival at The Morton Arboretum is off to a running start as the 12th annual Fall Color 5K Run & Walk and Kid’s Dash takes place Sunday, October 4 with a brand-new post-race party. 

  • Plant Health Care Report issue 2015-10

    The scouting report of The Morton Arboretum for August 7, 2015.
  • Plant Health Care Report GDD update July 31, 2015

    The growing degree update from The Morton Arboretum for July 31, 2015.
  • The journey of 13-larger-than-life LEGO® brick sculptures

    How does someone move a Galapagos tortoise built from more than 23,000 LEGO® bricks and measuring more than five feet long to an island surrounded by pond water? Very carefully and with the help of some friends, as it turns out.
  • TreeKeepers help local community in the wake of emerald ash borer

    Hopeful young oaks and hackberries are taking root in the Lincoln Hill subdivision in unincorporated Milton Township south of Glen Ellyn. They’re a sign of progress, made with help from The Morton Arboretum, toward recovery from the scourge of the emerald ash borer.
  • Plant Health Care Report issue 2015-9

    The scouting report of The Morton Arboretum for July 24, 2015.
  • Plant Health Care Report GDD update July 17, 2015

    The growing degree update from The Morton Arboretum for July 17, 2015.
  • Plant Health Care Report issue 2015-8

    The scouting report of The Morton Arboretum for July 10, 2015.
  • Plant Health Care Report GDD update July 2, 2015

    Plant Health Care Report Growing Degree Day update for July 2, 2015.
  • Beware of summer garden pests

    In summer, the garden is abuzz with insect life. Most insects are harmless or beneficial to plants, but a few can cause considerable damage, says Sharon Yiesla, Plant Clinic assistant. You should monitor your garden for problems and insects you don’t recognize.
  • Plant Health Care Report issue 2015-7

    The scouting report of The Morton Arboretum for June 26, 2015.
  • Growing Degree Day (GDD update, June 19, 2015

    Plant Health Care Report Growing Degree Day update for June 19, 2015.
  • NEWS RELEASE: THE MORTON ARBORETUM COMPLETES LIGHTING UPGRADE, REDUCES ENERGY CONSUMPTION

    As part of its continued commitment to sustainability, The Morton Arboretum has completed an LED lighting upgrade throughout its buildings. This upgrade was made possible by a grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation (ICECF).