Speakers from The Future of Trees: Hope in a Changing Climate panel discussion spoke with Forbes magazine about how to plant a tree when the effects of climate change remain largely uncertain. Experts, including Lydia Scott, Director of the Chicago Region Trees Initiative and Matt Lobdell, Head of Collections and Curator at The Morton Arboretum, highlighted the importance of tree diversity. Read more in the Forbes piece.
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.
The Morton Arboretum’s Community Trees Program has approved $211,000 in matching grants for northern Illinois communities within the Lake Michigan watershed to help restore the tree canopy lost to the emerald ash borer.