Video: homeowners may be able to cut down on energy costs, according to this report from Fox Chicago.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Volunteers will be "tagging" thousands of trees around the city today to demonstrate the "environmental value" they bring to the community. Trees will also be tagged in Lisle.
from the Morton Arboretum Planting and protecting trees has never been more important. Climate change is transforming our world, shifting plant hardiness zones, and putting trees under stress. In celebration of Arbor Day, The Morton Arboretum is partnering with public and private organizations to promote the value of urban trees. At 7 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2012, teams of volunteers will place tags on thousands of trees in the City of Chicago and surrounding suburbs to showcase the beauty and environmental benefits of trees. “Every year we deal with more and more trees that need protection and replacement,” says Nicole Cavender, PhD, Vice President of Science and Conservation for The Morton Arboretum. “The Arboretum works to promote …
Monday, April 16, 2012
Check out these Arbor Day-related events over the next two weekends.
from the Morton Arboretum Looking for some family-friendly ways to celebrate Arbor Day? The Morton Arboretum offers options for runners, readers, and gardeners alike. Arbor Day 10K Run (April 22, 8 a.m.) Let your shoes speak for the trees! The “Arbor Day 10K Run” supports the Arboretum’s mission to plant and protect trees with a joyful run through our lush grounds. Feel the freshness of spring air; see the wonders of nature running through a vast collection of trees, and taste the challenge of a USATF-certified hilly course. The Arboretum also offers a ChronoTrack B-Tag timing system, recovery food, and $5 pancake breakfast after the race. Entry free grants participants access to explore the 1,700-acre grounds after the race. Costs $33 …
Friday, April 13, 2012
"Mother Nature's not done," a Morton Arboretum staffer told the Chicago Tribune
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Dr. Cavender started the position on Feb. 6, according to a release from the Morton Arboretum.
from the Morton Arboretum Noted plant scientist and conservation leader Dr. Nicole Cavender joins The Morton Arboretum on Feb. 6 as the Vice President of Science and Conservation. In this newly established role, she will be responsible for advancing the Arboretum’s strategies and leadership to plant and save trees for a greener, healthier, more beautiful world. Dr. Cavender comes to the Arboretum from The Wilds, a 10,000-acre wildlife conservation center in southeastern Ohio, where she was Chief Programmatic Officer and previously Director of Restoration Ecology. There, she focused on conservation research, habitat restoration, and land management, along with forest restoration and planting. In her new position at the Arboretum, Dr. …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Whether they love literature, theater, food, or the great outdoors, you can find a fun, Valentine-related activity for every child.
Who: Lisle Library District What: Does your child love reading? Take them to the Youth Services department where they can write a valentine to their favorite book in exchange for a sweet treat. The library's Teen Advisory Board will choose and award Valentine's chocolates to their top three favorites! When: through Thursday evening, Feb. 9. Who: Pump It Up of Lisle What: Take advantage of the rock climbing wall and jump. Each child will receive a treat bag when they leave. $10 per per child; have kids wear red and get $1 off per child. Reservations are requested but not required. Space is limited. For information on dinner deals, or to reserve a space, call 630-310-5700. When: Friday, Feb. 10, 6-8 p.m. Who: DuPage Children's Museum, …
Monday, January 30, 2012
Husky dogs return to the Morton Arboretum for the sixth year
The Morton Arboretum was the place to be on Saturday if you were interested in seeing some amazing feats of endurance. Volenteers from Adopt a Husky were on hand with many wonderful, friendly Sieberian Huskies in an annual event to showcase the dog's personality and athletic performance. With a fresh coat of snow Friday night, the Siberian Husky dog sled demonstrations went off without a hitch. Sleds were pulled by a single Husky or as many as a team of five. Huskies pulled a cross country skier, sleds and even a wheeled sled. Enjoy the pictures from the day!
Saturday, January 28, 2012
How can you help prevent the spread of invasive plants?
Two Morton Arboretum specialists recently shared their picks for native plants, that unlike some beauties, won't smother other native species if they spread. Read the full story at the Chicago Tribune.
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Do you make gardening resolutions, too?
Thursday, December 29, 2011
The injuries do not appear to be life threatening, according to the Naperville Sun.