Destination Asia: Day 1

Tsukasa Taiko plays for Morton Arboretum’s “Destination Asia Festival” Day 1

  • 10:30am-11:30am (Golden Ginkgo Stage)
  • 1:30pm-2:30pm (Golden Ginkgo Stage)

From Morton Arboretum: The Destination Asia Festival celebrates the cultures of Asia, where many trees and plants at The Morton Arboretum originated. From its founding in 1922, The Arboretum’s collection has included Asian plants. Since the early 1990s, Kris Bachtell, vice president of collections and facilities, and colleagues have traveled to China and other Asian countries frequently, collecting specimens of paperbark maple and other plants. The Arboretum collects plants, including endangered trees, from the wild for study and conservation. Research teams then add these plants to the Arboretum collection and preserve the species for the study and enjoyment of tree champions in future generations.

The Arboretum’s scientists and arborists also work with colleagues in countries such as Myanmar, China, and Taiwan to support research and encourage policies that improve the conservation and management of forests and trees in the face of rapid changes in these countries’ economy, ecology, and culture. The Destination Asia Festival celebrates Asian cultures and plants as the Arboretum champions trees in Illinois and around the globe.

More information HERE.