The Morton Arboretum is an arboretum and botanical garden of 1700 square miles (7.9 km²) in Lisle, Illinois. The Morton Arboretum identification code as a member of the Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) and the abbreviation for its herbarium is MOR . The Morton Arboretum was ranked in 2007 as one of Illinois's "AIA Illinois 150 Great Places."
i> The Morton Arboretum , 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, DuPage county, Illinois IL 60532-1293 United States of America.
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The arboretum is generally open to the public every day of the year except Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The arboretum was created on December 14, 1922 by Joy Morton, The Morton Salt Company.
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The Joy Morton estate that it already owned in 1910 formed the base of the original Arboretum area.
The father Mr. Morton Julius Sterling Morton was the founder of Tree Day in the USA. This arboretum houses 9055 accessions of living plants with 4132 cultivated taxa, and consists of gardens of various types of plants and collections of trees of areas taxonomic and geographic areas.
Some of the Morton Arboretum specimens.
The Morton Arboretum's objectives are to gather around the world and to study, trees, shrubs, and other plants, to display them through landscapes recreated in the most natural way, so that people study them and can learn how to cultivate them in ways that enhance our environment.
Other of its goals is to encourage the general public to cultivate and conserve trees and other plants for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world.