Invasive Species I (Online Only)

Schedule and Location

Registration closes 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Online Only class begins: Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Fees and Registration

$29.00 member
$34.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course Description

Learn to identify and manage the most common invasive plants in the Great Lakes region.  Managing invasive plants is one of the most common restoration tasks. Learn to identify the characteristics of common invasive plants and describe their impacts on the landscape; discuss invasive plant ecology, and learn to which control methods are best suited to each plant. The online and in-person sessions complement each other; please plan to complete the class materials online before coming to the field session. This class can be taken as a component of the Natural Areas Conservation Training Program in natural areas management.


Course number



Mary Zaandar, Witness Tree Native Landscapes

Course Details

  • Notes: Held entirely online. Limit 20
  • Requirements: Must have access to the internet and provide a unique email address for each registrant at registration.  Must know how to use a web browser (ex: Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer) and how to send and receive email. Plan to spend about 90 minutes completing the online material. Students will have access to the online materials for 60 days after the first day they access the course.
  • Prerequisites: Basic Plant ID (W100) or previous experience with plant identification recommended.
  • Continuing education: This class fulfills a requirement for the Natural Areas Conservation Training Program.