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    The Champion of Trees

    The Morton Arboretum, a 1,700-acre living museum, champions trees throughout the world via scientific study, conservation, and advocacy.

  • A little girl holding a leaf to her cheek and looking up at the tree canopy

    Double Your Impact

    Make a gift to the Growing Brilliantly campaign, and the $1 Million Hamill Family Challenge will help you do twice as much good. 

  • Brightly colored nights against the dark sky

    See Trees in a Different Light

    Join us at Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum. Interact with lights and projections that frame winter trees in a whole new way.

  • Children looking at a samples of tree leaves

    Budding Scientists

    Grow tree stewards of the future by inspiring creativity and learning at the many education programs just for youth at The Morton Arboretum.

  • An Arboretum expert teaching children about the benefits of trees

    Benefits of Trees

    Embrace all that trees have to offer—keeping us healthy to providing cleaner air, creating safer cities and increased home values, and surrounding us in beauty.

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    A Greener Future

    With scientific research at home and conservation leadership around the world, The Morton Arboretum is leading in the work to save trees.  

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To plant and protect trees for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world

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#GivingTuesday

Tuesday, November 27, is the day that you can make a difference. Help support our goal of creating a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world.

Aerial view of the new buildings that make up the South Farm, the work hub for staff who take care of the Arboretum.

A New South Farm

Construction of a new work hub for staff who take care of the Arboretum is now complete. Thanks to our campaign donors.

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Not All Classrooms Have Walls

Learn by doing! Try classes for adults or children, from photography and art to gardening and bird-watching to tree expertise and conservation training. 

Researchers carefully measuring the circumference of a tree

Trees Need Champions

Trees need us now. Their survival depends on people taking action to protect and preserve them. Like the Arboretum, you can be a champion of trees.

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MAKE AN IMPACT
Panoramic view of the arboretum
Ann and John Grube at the Arboretum
Panoramic view of the arboretum

"The Morton Arboretum is a local treasure whose collections and grounds as a living museum require constant care of the highest quality. South Farm is the heart of the Arboretum, helping to make this special place distinctive globally in recreation, scientific research, and conservation. We are delighted to be part of the Growing Brilliantly campaign."

Ann* and John Grube
Arboretum Board of Trustees