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  • 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.
  • BLOOM REPORT: APRIL 1, 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. For the latest updates on what’s blooming at the Arboretum, call the Bloom 'n Color Hotline at 630-719-7955.
  • NEWS RELEASE: CHICAGO MUSEUMS JOIN THE MORTON ARBORETUM TO RAISE AWARENESS OF TREES THIS ARBOR DAY

    Lining city streets and dotting parks and open spaces, trees are silent champions. They pluck pollutants out of the air, create a greater sense of safety and community in our neighborhoods and add natural beauty to our cities. But in an urban forest, defined as trees that live alongside people in larger cities and suburbs, trees are challenged to survive without human intervention and care.