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The Morton Arboretum closes temporarily to ensure social distancing

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April 2, 2020
LISLE, Ill. (April 1) – The Morton Arboretum is temporarily closing its site beginning April 2, through April 30, to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). 
 
Arboretum President and CEO Gerard T. Donnelly, PhD, said, “The Morton Arboretum kept its 1,700 acres available for essential outdoor activity as long as it was safe and prudent to do so. Though the majority of visitors complied with social distancing requirements, some unfortunately did not. Proactively closing at this time is in the best interest of public health and safety.”     
 
To the extent possible, Arboretum staff members are working remotely and are available by email and phone during this time of adjusted operations. Those with questions about trees and plants can contact the Plant Clinic at plantclinic@mortonarb.org. General questions can be sent to trees@mortonarb.org, and will be answered as soon as possible. 
 
More information and updates are available on the Arboretum’s website at mortonarb.org/coronavirus