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The Morton Arboretum launches ArbNet, a new online community of arboreta

5 May 2011

The new ArbNet website  ( provides information about arboreta and resources to support initiatives and collaborations. It also includes the Morton Register of Arboreta – a list and database of arboreta and other public gardens that have a substantial focus on woody plants – and information on the Arboretum Accreditation Program that establishes certain standards of professional practice. 

The Morton Register identifies organizations that collect and display trees, shrubs, and other woody plants for the benefit of the public, science, and conservation.  Different levels of accreditation have been established to recognize arboreta for various degrees of development, capacity, and professionalism.

ArbNet is sponsored and coordinated by The Morton Arboretum, in cooperation with the American Public Gardens Association and Botanic Gardens Conservation International.


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