When you mow the lawn, make the most of it by leaving the grass clippings where they fall.
“That half-inch of grass leaves you snip off every week contains a lot of useful nutrients,” said Sharon Yiesla, plant knowledge specialist at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle. “Don’t just throw them away. Leave them where they fall.”
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.