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    The Champion of Trees

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

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  • The Oak Collection with many mature oaks
    Green Trails, Great Fun

    Enjoy gorgeous green vistas, 16 miles of trails, and a lively lineup of summer events at The Morton Arboretum.

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  • Several kids hugging a tree
    Budding Scientists

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

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  • An aerial view of a city neighborhood
    Be a champion

    You can be a champion of trees like The Morton Arboretum with simple actions in your own back yard and your own community.

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    A Greener Future

    With scientific research at home and conservation leadership around the world, The Morton Arboretum works for the future of trees.  

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  • The Tribute Walkway-an area near the Visitor Center with bricks people have bought to honor loved ones
    Celebrate. Honor. Remember.

    Celebrate your loved ones with tribute gifts to The Morton Arboretum. Honor them with a gesture of lasting impact.

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

Rendering of Ribbit! sculpture
Ribbit! The Exhibit

Discover 19 whimsical displays of five- to seven-foot-tall metal frogs behaving like humans. April 8 through September 25.

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A German oopah band performing
Passport Europe Festival

On September 24 and 25, sample the many cultures of Europe with culinary delights, live music, dancing, and visits to our collection of European trees.

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Actors performing a play on the grounds of The Morton Arboretum
Theatre on nature's stage

Experience live action with Theatre-Hikes®. Walk along with actors performing among 1,700 acres of trees. Select weekends, August - October.

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Runners at the start line
Fall Color 5K Run & Walk

Why will you run? For the USATF-certified course? For the changing leaves? Or because you're a champion? Join us on Sunday, October 2 for the 5K Run & Walk. 

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Be a champion of trees. Your membership and philanthropic gifts support research, conservation, and education initiatives at The Morton Arboretum. Every contribution makes a difference for trees—and the people who rely on them.