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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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(Courtesy Illinois Arborist Association)

More than two dozen of the state’s best tree climbers will face off in challenges this weekend when a little-known event returns to Chicago after a decadeslong hiatus.

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(Credit: Charlotte Adelman and Bernard Schwartz, Ohio University Press)

Why native trees and plants not only look good but are better for local wildlife and the environment. A discussion with author Charlotte Adelman.

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A first-of-its-kind study shows that giving people a financial incentive to save trees is an effective strategy for fighting climate change.

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(Flickr / Laura Marie)

A first-of-its-kind study shows that forests in Chicago face significant threats from climate change, with native trees especially vulnerable to increases in temperature, precipitation and other changes.

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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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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.

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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. 

Confluence of Conditions Creates Spectacular Chicago Autumn

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Staghorn Sumac. Image credit: The Morton Arboretum

Autumn colors are especially spectacular this fall. We tell you why and how long this peak season will last.