The Morton Arboretum’s Plant Clinic is a leading source of science-based advice about trees, plants, and landscapes, helping gardeners and landscape professionals throughout the Chicago region and the world have healthy, attractive, well-chosen plants.
Trained staff and volunteers are available by phone or by email to help with tree and plant selection, identifying and coping with pests and diseases, and other concerns.
The Plant Clinic also accepts samples for assesment, though it does not have a laboratory on-site. Plants requiring lab testing should be sent to the University of Illinois Plant Clinic Extension.
With advice based on research and nearly a century of experience in caring for a wide variety of trees and plants in the Midwest, the Plant Clinic helps promote sound management practices.
Often the Plant Clinic staff can direct guests to mature plants on the Arboretum’s grounds, which can be a great help in choosing the most appropriate plant for a yard or landscape.
The Plant Clinic also has many online resources to help with trees and plants.
For service on weekdays, you may visit the Plant Clinic lobby in person Monday through Friday, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., or call 630-719-2424 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with questions. You can also email your plant care questions to firstname.lastname@example.org at any time.