The Morton Arboretum is celebrating 100 years of planting and protecting trees for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world.
Over the past century, the Arboretum has made a significant impact for trees and people—studying, planting, and protecting trees; educating people; and welcoming millions of guests to its living tree and plant collections and its glorious landscapes. As it enters its second century, it is still growing strong, like a mighty oak, at a time when people need trees more than ever before. To commemorate this milestone, the Arboretum is developing a beautiful new garden and planting more than a thousand trees throughout the Chicago region. You can look forward to a variety of special events and educational programs celebrating the centennial—from Founder’s Day, December 14, 2021, through the end of 2022.