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Name Beth Botts
Title Senior writer
Organization The Morton Arboretum (
Dept/Publication Also freelance writer (
Oak Park, IL 60302 USA
Phone (630) 725-2095
Phone Type Work
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Freelance Website
Sample of Work
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About Me Bio: Currently senior writer at The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois, and freelance writer for newspapers and magazines on nature, conservation and gardening topics. Was editor at a variety of weekly and daily newspapers before becoming an editor and reporter at Chicago Tribune, 1987-2009. M.A., public affairs reporting, American University, Washington, D.C., 1985. Fellow, newspaper management, Poynter Institute for Media Studies, 1985. Gold award winner, Garden Writers Association, 2008, for reporting on plastic waste problem in horticulture industry. website:,