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The Morton Arboretum works with professional affiliates in support of our mission to save and plant trees for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world. Here are some of the many organizations that are associated with the Arboretum and a few words about their purposes that represent synergies with us as a tree-focused museum and botanical garden.

American Alliance of Museums  

Enhances the value of museums to their communities through leadership, advocacy, and service.

American Horticultural Society  

Recognizes and promotes excellence in American horticulture.

American Public Gardens Association 

Serves and strengthens public gardens throughout North America by supporting and promoting their work, value, and achievements in horticultural display, education, research, and plant conservation.

American Society for Horticultural Science

Promotes and encourages scientific research and education.

American Society of Landscape Architects  

(Illinois Chapter) Leads, educates, and participates in the stewardship, planning, and design of built and natural environments.

Arbor Day Foundation

Conservation and education organization inspiring people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees.

Association of Midwest Museums 

Provides resources to museums and cultural institutions and services to museum professionals in the Midwest.

Botanic Gardens Conservation International  

Mobilizes botanic gardens and engages partners in securing plant diversity for the well-being of people and the planet. 

Center for Plant Conservation  

Conserves and restores the rare native plants of the United States.

Chicagoland Grows®   

Introduces and promotes the use of new plant cultivars that are well-adapted to the growing conditions of the Upper Midwest.

Chicago Wilderness  

Champions biodiversity and its contribution to quality of life in urban, suburban, and rural areas of the Chicago region.

The Conservation Foundation  

Preserves open space and natural lands, protects rivers and watersheds, and promotes stewardship of our environment.

The Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries  

Believes in the critical importance of collecting, preserving, and making accessible the accumulated knowledge about plants for present and future generations.

DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau  

Actively markets DuPage County to travelers and meeting/event planners.

Global Partnership for Plant Conservation

Brings together international, national, and regional organizations to contribute to the implementation of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation. 

Global Trees Campaign

Works to secure the future of the world's threatened tree species.

Illinois Association of Museums  

Provides advocacy, promotes best practices, and fosters the exchange of ideas for the museum community of Illinois.

Illinois Landscape Contractors Association  

Provides leadership, education, and valued services while promoting environmental awareness within the landscape industry.

International Plant Propagators’ Society   

(Eastern Region) Advances the art and science of growing plants, and disseminates knowledge throughout the global community between those engaged in plant production.

International Society of Arboriculture  

Fosters a greater appreciation for trees, and promotes research, technology, and the professional practice of arboriculture worldwide.

Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce   

Facilitates business relationships and opportunities, advocates on behalf of members to governmental bodies and the general public, and promotes ethical business practices.

Lisle Convention and Visitors Bureau   

Assists in the development of the economy of Lisle and promotes tourism.

Midwest Invasive Plant Network

Reduces the impact of invasive plant species in the Midwest.

National Garden Clubs   

Aids in the protection and conservation of natural resources, promotes civic beautification, and encourages the establishment and maintenance of botanical gardens, arboreta, and horticultural centers.

The Nature Conservancy 

Preserves the plants, animals, and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.


Unites people and resources of the diverse Chicago metropolitan region around the goal of land and water protection, providing a healthy vibrant space to live and work.

Partners for Parks and Wildlife  

Supports open space and park acquisition, natural area preservation, wildlife habitat protection, and recreational opportunities in Illinois.