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  • How to be a tree champion

    Trees need champions every day. How can you stand up for trees? Here are some concrete suggestions for how you can help the trees in your yard, your neighborhood, and your community.
  • BLOOM REPORT: AS OF APRIL 27, 2015

    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. For the latest updates on what’s blooming at the Arboretum, call the Bloom 'n Color Hotline at 630-719-7955.
  • The Morton Arboretum Introduces Guide To Selecting And Planting Trees, Northern Illinois Tree Species List

    It takes only a short time to plant a tree, but how a tree is planted can have a lasting influence on its future growth. To help retailers, landscape architects, municipalities and homeowners select trees that will thrive for the future, The Morton Arboretum has introduced its updated guide to Selecting and Planting Trees, along with the new Northern Illinois Tree Species List, a comprehensive list of trees available for planting in northern Illinois.
  • Plant Health Care Report GDD update April 24, 2015

    Plant Health Care Report Growing Degree Day update for April 24, 2015.
  • New Study From The Morton Arboretum Reveals Chicagoans' Take On Trees

    Chicago and its seven surrounding counties have more than 150 million trees – trees that make our communities healthier, more sustainable and more beautiful. Yet Chicago-area trees are under threat, with one of every five parkway trees likely to soon be destroyed by the emerald ash borer beetle.
  • BLOOM REPORT: WEEK OF APRIL 17, 2015

    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. 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 issue 2015-2

    The scouting report of The Morton Arboretum for April 17, 2015.
  • The Morton Arboretum To Showcase Trees' Important Role In Our Cities' Future

    Just as they need water and sunlight, trees need each and every one of us to thrive. This Arbor Day, The Morton Arboretum is bringing attention to the actions Chicagoans can take in their daily lives to care for trees–so crucial to the future of our city and region–with two public events taking place in Chicago.
  • BLOOM REPORT: WEEK OF APRIL 10, 2015

    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.
  • Plant Health Care Report GDD update April 10, 2015

    Plant Health Care Report Growing Degree Day update for April 10, 2015.
  • Fun Facts about Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® bricks by Sean Kenney

    The only Chicago-area appearance of Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® bricks by Sean Kenney is at The Morton Arboretum from Friday, July 17, through Sunday, November 1, 2015! Here are some amazing facts about these LEGO brick sculptures crafted by Sean Kenney, the world’s first LEGO Certified Professional.
  • Nature Connects®: Art With LEGO® Bricks By Sean Kenney Opens July 17

    This summer will be built on fun as Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® bricks by Sean Kenney debuts at The Morton Arboretum. LEGO fans of all ages will be dazzled by the exhibit that features larger-than-life sculptures of nature’s top attractions, carefully crafted from nearly half a million LEGO bricks by award-winning artist Sean Kenney.
  • BLOOM REPORT: WEEK OF APRIL 3, 2015

    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.
  • Plant Health Care Report issue 2015-1

    The scouting report of The Morton Arboretum for April 3, 2015.
  • Find Distinctive Plants For A Picture-Perfect Garden At The Morton Arboretum's Arbor Day Plant Sale

    The annual Arbor Day Plant Sale returns to The Morton Arboretum April 24-26, with a unique selection of more than 300 types of plants and trees. The popular event draws hundreds, from novice to expert, looking for plants chosen by experts from the Arboretum for their garden.
  • Save The Date For The Morton Arboretum's "Brilliance In Bloom" Dinner Party

    “Brilliance in Bloom” is the theme of the annual Dinner Party at The Morton Arboretum on Saturday, May 16, 2016, in support of the institution’s tree-focused work. The Arboretum’s 1,700-acre landscape of trees and plants is not only a place of beauty, but home to tree research and conservation efforts, as well as education and community outreach programs.
  • You can help trees

    Trees need our help to live long and strong. As we look forward to Arbor Day on Friday, April 24, here are a few things you can do to help the trees in your yard and your neighborhood.
  • The Arboretum's history comes alive with special, hand-picked items

    The Morton Arboretum has a long and storied history. Originally the estate of the Morton family, owners of Chicago-based Morton Salt Company, the Arboretum is a place where scientists, architects, artists and others have left lasting impressions, helping to carry the Arboretum forward in its mission to protect, care for and plant trees.
  • Preparing for spring at The Morton Arboretum

    March 20 marks the first official day of spring. As ice melts and soil thaws, the Arboretum’s horticulturists ready for the growing season.
  • Look closely to see that spring is here

    Signs of spring at The Morton Arboretum may be subtle, but they’re here. Some plants, such as vernal witch-hazel (Hamamelis vernalis) and winter honeysuckle (Lonicera fragrantissima), may bloom while we're still in winter boots, said Doris Taylor, plant information specialist at The Morton Arboretum.