The Arboretum’s commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility is deeply rooted.

Your Arboretum

Welcoming All

The Morton Arboretum seeks to attract, inspire, and engage people of all backgrounds to become tree champions. We support diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion that welcomes all to participate in the Arboretum’s mission. The Arboretum works to build sustainable relationships with diverse communities, organizations, and businesses.

Flourishing Together

Diverse Trees and People

The Arboretum emphasizes selecting and planting diverse species of trees for the sustainability, conservation, and health of its plant collections and the urban forest. We are also committed to a culture of diversity among the people of the Arboretum—those who work, volunteer, and visit.



Choose from an array of volunteer opportunities and make a difference for trees.

Diversity and Inclusion Council

An internal Diversity and Inclusion Council promotes inclusivity while advancing three areas of focus:


Creating a work environment where all employees know they are valued and engaged.


Seeking to attract and retain the best talent that reflects diversity throughout the organization.


Seeking to understand, attract, and serve diverse populations, connecting them to The Morton Arboretum and its mission.

The Arboretum’s strategic plan focuses on trees, climate, sustainability, and inclusion.