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Diversity and Inclusion

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The Morton Arboretum seeks to attract, inspire, and engage people of all backgrounds to become tree champions. We support diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion that welcomes all to support the Arboretum’s mission. The Arboretum works to build sustainable relationships with diverse communities, organizations, and businesses. 

The Arboretum emphasizes selecting and planting diverse species of  trees for the sustainability, conservation, and health of its collections and the urban forest. We are also committed to a culture of diversity among the people of the Arboretum—those who work, volunteer, and visit.

The Arboretum’s internal Diversity and Inclusion Council promotes inclusivity while advancing three areas of focus:

  • Workplace: Creating a work environment where all employees know they are valued and engaged.
  • Workforce: Seeking to attract and retain the best talent that reflects diversity throughout the organization.
  • Community: Seeking to understand, attract, and serve diverse populations, connecting them to The Morton Arboretum and its mission.


The Morton Arboretum strives to create a safe, enjoyable, and engaging experience for all. Learn more about accessibility and helpful tips for navigating the Arboretum to better plan your visit.

For accessibility-related questions, please contact Visitor Services at 630-968-0074 or trees@mortonarb.org.