The Morton Arboretum, in Lisle, Illinois, is a public garden and outdoor museum with a library, herbarium, and program in tree research...including the Center for Tree Science. Its grounds, covering 1,700 acres, include cataloged collections of trees and other living plants, gardens, and restored areas, among which is a restored tallgrass prairie. The living collections include more than 4,100 different plant species, which can be referenced in an online database. In all, there are more than 200,000 cataloged plants.
Trees. Not a forest of them. Nor a parkway. Or a backyard shelter. But a cathedral. Trees that humble you with their grandeur. Trees that inspire you with their grace. Trees that restore you with their beauty. Trees that take you to a place you’ve never seen before. And...it’s brilliant. Help amplify the efforts of The Morton Arboretum...be a champion of trees!
The mission of The Morton Arboretum is to collect and study trees, shrubs, and other plants from around the world, to display them across naturally beautiful landscapes for people to study and enjoy, and to learn how to grow them in ways that enhance our environment.