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Apply for Accreditation

Arboreta become accredited by evaluating and submitting documentation on the level of achievement of specified standards.

There is no fee required!

Accreditation process and criteria

  • Evaluate which level suits your arboretum or organization.
  • Complete the application.
  • The ArbNet staff reviews your application and makes a decision within four weeks.
  • The decision is based on self-assessment and documentation of your arboretum’s level of achievement against accreditation standards.
  • ArbNet staff may schedule future site visits.

Please submit your completed application and all necessary attachments via email.  If hard copy attachments are necessary you may mail them to:

ArbNet@mortonarb.org
ArbNet Coordinator
The Morton Arboretum
4100 Illinois Route 53
Lisle, IL 60532 USA