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  • 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.
  • BLOOM REPORT: APRIL 14, 2016

    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. Take a springtime stroll and enjoy all the spectacle of spring at the Arboretum. For the latest updates on what’s blooming at the Arboretum, call the Bloom 'n Color Hotline at 630-719-7955.
  • Plant Health Care Report GDD update April 15, 2016

    The growing degree update from The Morton Arboretum for April 15, 2016.
  • Plant Health Care Report issue 2016-1

    The scouting report of The Morton Arboretum for April 8, 2016.