The Morton Arboretum, a leader among the world’s tree-focused botanical gardens, announced today that it has surpassed the $63 million goal of its Growing Brilliantly fundraising campaign, with more than $73.9 million raised.
The Morton Arboretum is proud to announce the release of “Planted: Finding Your Roots in STEM Careers,” a podcast designed to give STEM-focused high school or early college students an introduction to the wide variety of environmentally-focused career paths available to them. The episodes feature tree and plant professionals at all stages of their respective careers—from an undergraduate intern exploring plant DNA, to a horticulture instructor at a community college, and an ethnopharmacologist studying plants used in traditional medicine and their potential ability to fight diseases such
The Morton Arboretum announces a new name for its highly regarded Woodland Stewardship Program: the Natural Areas Conservation Training (N-ACT) Program. The new name is meant to more closely underscore the program’s focus on all types of natural areas found in the region, including wetlands, prairies, woodlands and other natural habitats. The program will offer increased flexiblity to participants.
In celebration of the Chicago region’s trees, The Morton Arboretum and Openlands are partnering to launch Tree-mendous Tree Stories, an online collection of curated stories highlighting people’s connections to trees.
The Illinois Tollway and The Morton Arboretum have partnered to plant 58,000 trees along highways and develop new knowledge through scientific research about tree planting and care in roadside conditions.