The digital exhibit Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat is a compelling look at threatened and endangered trees and the importance of taking action to save them. The exhibit is installed in the Morton Arboretum's Conifer Collection and has traveled to other public gardens and arboreta both in the United States and internationally.
Vanishing Acts was created by The Morton Arboretum in partnership with the Global Trees Campaign and was made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Downloadable Exhibit Includes:
- 17 digital interpretive panels
- Professional promotional materials
- Ready-to-use program ideas
- Content that appeals to all ages
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Here are resources for public gardens and arboreta hosting Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat, a digital exhibit created by The Morton Arboretum in partnership with the Global Trees Campaign and was made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Vanishing Acts Interpretive Resources
Read in-depth explorations of all trees featured in the exhibit within the Vanishing Acts Resource Guide, or, choose separate sections below.
Individual Tree Guides:
Walking Tour Guide
Walking Tour Step-by-Step Guide: Guidelines for creating a custom tour of endangered plants at your site. Vanishing Acts Walking Tour Guide (PDF)
Podcasts—Vanishing Acts Voices
These downloadable audio files feature stories and interviews about endangered trees. Hear experts explain threats, trees, and action taken.
Interview with Kunso Kim, Vice President of Gardens at Powell Gardens
Interview with Kris Bachtell, Vice President of Collections and Facilities at The Morton Arboretum.
Listen. Dinosaur Trees
What did trees look like during the age of dinosaurs? Do any species from that era survive today?
Listen. Magnolia Crisis
Learn about the crisis facing magnolias and what is being done to save them.
Hear how trekker David Noble discovered a living stand of Wollemi pines in Australia in 1994.
Outro: Action for the Future
Learn more about our interpretative lesson plan focused on the importance of endangered trees. A teacher's guide, and other resources, are available for this unique exhibit. Find lesson plans for grades Pre-K through 12.
Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat was developed and produced by The Morton Arboretum in association with the Global Trees Campaign, a partnership between Fauna and Flora International and Botanic Gardens Conservation International.
Funding for this exhibit came from The Morton Arboretum and the U.S. Institute for Museum and Library Services, Museums for America Grant Program.