Drain Tiles of The Morton Arboretum
Digitization StatusBorn digital
Date createdDecember 2016
DescriptionIn 2013, The Morton Arboretum began a three year initiative, entitled Plant Collections Hydrologic Improvement Project (PCHIP), to determine where all drain tiles are located throughout the entire property, to assess their condition, and then to prioritize and implement drainage improvements. Funding to complete this initiative in 2013 was received from Institute of Museum and Library Services, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, and The Morton Arboretum.
PCHIP began by locating drain tiles and assessing their condition throughout the entire Arboretum in 2013-2014. A list of 29 improvements were proposed to install, repair, or remove drain tiles throughout the collections and natural areas. Twenty-seven of these projects were completed between 2015-2016. PCHIP resulted in an updated understanding of how the drainage systems function throughout the Arboretum, an accurate map of all drain tiles in the Arboretum, and updated and maintained drainage systems by implementing 27 of the 29 improvements.
Subject - keywords and LC headingsDrainage