Articles for resident communications

These articles on trees and the urban forest are provided for municipalities and other agencies and organizations to use in their newsletters or other communications with residents. They are a mix of short and in-depth pieces provided by the Community Trees Program and are intended to inform the public about trees and their care. 

The articles originally appeared in the quarterly newsletter of the Community Trees Program but can be freely reused as long as credit is given in the following form:
© The Morton Arboretum. From the Community Trees Program of The Morton Arboretum ( trees) 

Writers include the Community Trees Program staff as well as guest authors. For more information or to subscribe to the quarterly newsletter, contact the program staff at  


From the Summer 2015 newsletter:

A Street of Many Colors.pdf


Past articles:

PDF iconGlencoe article.pdf

Community Highlight Hazel Crest 3:4.pdf

PDF iconChicago Region Trees Initiative Update 3:4.pdf

PDF iconSpotted Lanternfly Notice 3:4.pdf

Callery Pear a new Invasive 3:2.pdf

Community Tree Propagation.pdf

PDF iconPreventing Summer Stress.pdf

The Alien in Yard 3:2.pdf

Turbo Charging an Urban Forestry Program.pdf

Understanding Volcano Mulch.pdf

PDF iconCommunity Highlight West Dundee 3:3.pdf

PDF iconChicago Regional Trees Initiative 3:3.pdf

PDF iconSelecting Native Trees 3:3.pdf

PDF iconWildlife damage to trees 3:3.pdf