With a wealth of trees from so many countries, The Morton Arboretum has historically been a prime leaf-peeping location for locals and tourists. Not many know that better than Ed Hedborn, the Arboretum’s Fall Color Scout. Hedborn, who’s official Arboretum title is manager of plant records and information, has been monitoring fall color for nearly four decades.
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Trees are good, right? Planting trees is the right thing to do. They make the world greener, healthier, and more beautiful. That is what we know and promote at The Morton Arboretum.
- The Fall Color Festival at The Morton Arboretum will get a running start as the 11th annual Fall Color 5K Run & Walk and Kid’s Dash takes place Sunday, October 5.
- The Morton Arboretum will host the second Urban Tree Conference, “Managing Urban Forests in a Changing Climate,” from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 18 and Nov. 19. Geared to municipal foresters, arborists, landscape architects, and others who own, care for or plan for trees, this conference will examine the changes underway in our climate and the significant impact they have on the trees that comprise the urban and suburban forest.
- In its second year, lllumination is the first lights event to take place in The Morton Arboretum’s 92-year history. More than 88,000 visitors experienced Illumination in its debut season.
- This November, 50 acres of vibrant LED lights will once again transform The Morton Arboretum’s treescape into a winter wonderland of color and nature, as Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum returns for its second year.