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Plant Clinic


The Morton Arboretum’s Plant Clinic helps homeowners, gardeners and landscape professionals throughout the Chicago region and the world have healthy, attractive, well-chosen plants. Trained staff and volunteers are available in person, by phone, or by e-mail to help with tree and plant selection, identifying and coping with pests and diseases, and other concerns.

With sound advice based on research and nearly a century of experience in caring for a wide variety of trees and plants in the Midwest, the Plant Clinic helps promote sound management practices.

Often the Plant Clinic staff can direct visitors to mature plants on the Arboretum’s grounds, which can be a great help in choosing the most appropriate plant for a yard or landscape. 

Find the Plant Clinic office across the courtyard from the Visitor Center. April through October, it is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. November through March, it is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Call 630-719-2424 or email plantclinic@mortonarb.org.  Learn how to make the most out of a call or email to the Plant Clinic with these tips.

Please note: The Morton Arboretum is continuing to monitor the status of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and enact prevention and preparedness measures in accordance with the latest guidance from local and national authorities. The Plant Clinic offices are closed until further notice, but services will still be available through email. Please forward plant care questions to plantclinic@mortonarb.org.  

The Plant Clinic also has many on-line resources to help with trees and plants. 

If you have used the Plant Clinic service and would like to provide some feedback, please follow the link below and fill out a short survey:  Plant Clinic Client Survey


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