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Arbor Day for All

Each one of us has a role to play in planting, protecting, and caring for the trees that make our world so much better.

Celebrate trees

Show your support for trees and the transformative effects they have on our world by giving a donation to The Morton Arboretum. Your contribution supports tree conservation around the world and across the Chicago region for decades to come.

Started by the same family that founded The Morton Arboretum, Arbor Day is a special opportunity to reflect on all the benefits trees provide to people and to the Earth. Trees and their many benefits transform our neighborhoods and are the cornerstones of many ecosystems around the world. From planting and protecting trees globally to educating visitors and home gardeners on the latest science behind plant health care, The Morton Arboretum celebrates trees this Arbor Day and everyday. Join us by giving below or by showing your support for trees by visiting The Morton Arboretum.

The Morton Arboretum has gardening resources, expert-led classes, and kid-friendly ways to celebrate trees.

Rooted in History

Founded in 1922 by Joy Morton, the Arboretum has a long and storied connection with the history of tree conversation in America. The Morton family motto “Plant trees” was critical to founder Joy Morton’s idea for an Arboretum. Before the Arboretum, the Morton family founded Arbor Day in 1872 and began a legacy of tree conservation that generations have continued.

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Taking Meaningful Action

The Morton Arboretum and the Chicago Region Trees Initiative are making a measurable impact on the Chicago region. Whether by joining a volunteer group at the Arboretum or getting involved in civic tree plantings, there are many ways you can help make a real difference for trees.

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Leaving a Lasting Legacy

The Arboretum would not be what it is today without the generous support of its members and donors. Make a gift today to ensure that the Arboretum’s mission and programs will continue for generations to come.

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Make a donation to The Morton Arboretum to show your support for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world.

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