Arbor Day, April 26, is a day to plant, care for, and honor trees. These unique items available at The Arboretum Store will help you celebrate trees and the many benefits they bring to the environment and communities this Arbor Day and every day.
The Morton Arboretum wood puzzle
Made of maple, this museum-quality puzzle showcases the beauty of one of the Arboretum’s own tree-lined landscapes. Puzzles are available in three sizes, 8 by 10 inches, 12 by 15 inches and 15 by 20 inches, and come packaged in a handcrafted wooden box. The Arboretum Store is the first retailer to carry pieces from the new Elmhurst-based Starz Puzzles. $149 to $489.
Sturdy cutting boards made from walnut, cherry, and maple sport unique patterns and come outfitted with finger holds as well as non-skid and non-marking rubber feet. Made by Artifactis, these cutting boards, available in 9 by 12 inches and 12 by 18 inches, are treated with a food-grade mineral oil and coated in a beeswax finish. Other designs are available. $165 to $295
Motawi art tile
Created by artist Nawal Motawi, this handmade art tile can be used for installation or as a standalone art piece. Designs are often of the natural world, and this pine valley landscape is among the more popular available at The Arboretum Store. Tiles come in four sizes, ranging from 4 by 4 inches to 8 by 8 inches, and can also be ordered as framed pieces. $52 to $145
Around the World in 80 Trees
Trees are one of our most constant and varied companions. In his book, author and environmentalist Jonathan Drori uses plant science to illuminate the monumental role trees play in human life. Stops on this literary trip include the lime trees of Berlin’s Unter den Linden Boulevard to the impossibly tall redwoods of California. Each of these fascinating tales is accompanied by works from illustrator Lucille Clerc, taking the reader on a journey that is both informative and beautiful. $24.99