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Public Relations Contacts

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Members of the media can contact the Public Relations team for interviews, information, photos, and b-roll.

Tari Marshall, Head of Public Relations and Social Media
Phone: 630-725-2103

Kara Silva, Public Relations and Social Media Specialist
For tree and plant care questions, special events, programs, and exhibitions
Phone: 630-719-5768

Tyler Prich, Media Relations Specialist
For science and research expertise, and Chicago Region Trees Initiative
Phone: 630-719-4633

Featured News Item

Gerard T. Donnelly, president and CEO of The Morton Arboretum, to retire

The Morton Arboretum announced today that Gerard T. Donnelly, Ph.D., will retire as president and CEO on September 30, 2022. Donnelly has served in his role since 1990.

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About the Arboretum

The Morton Arboretum is an internationally recognized outdoor tree museum and tree research center in Lisle, Illinois. Its 1,700 acres include 16 miles of hiking trails, a Children’s Garden, educational exhibitions, a Visitor Center, and specialty tree and plant collections.

Learn more: About the Arboretum