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The new exhibition “Nature Connects” adds colorful creatures to the arboretum’s grounds using more than half a million Lego bricks.

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We take you on a visit to the west suburban forest under the watchful eye of six suspicious – and sizable – trolls.

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A group of residents is getting back to its roots—literally—by partnering with the Morton Arboretum to harness the positive impact of trees on everything from the crime rate to the business community.

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The mayor announced Thursday the city's Bureau of Forestry would plant 3,000 new trees this year. (Streets and Sanitation Department)

Amid public outcry over police oversight, rising crime and uncertainty surrounding the cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools, Mayor Rahm Emanuel had some good news for city residents on Thursday.

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Less than half of the plant life found in the Chicago region is native to the area. As the Morton Arboretum's tree improvement specialist, it's Joe Rothleutner's job to make sure those native plants are protected.

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One in five parkway trees in Chicago is threatened by the Emerald Ash Borer beetle. So what can people do to stop the shrinking of the region's tree canopy? The Morton Arboretum's CEO, Gerry Donnelly, joins us to talk about reversing tree loss.

“Seeing Trees in a Different Light”

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An illuminating spectacle brightens wintry nights at the Morton Arboretum.

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The emerald ash borer is devastating ash trees in the area. We meet some researchers who are trying to understand the tiny green bug well enough to find an ash tree that can co-exist with this pervasive pest. 

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Holiday Thorne Rooms. Courtesy of The Art Institute of Chicago.

The Tiffany glass and marble ceilings in a fireproof mansion are decked out for the holidays. Geoffrey Baer rounds up some seasonal offerings of art, culture and fun.

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