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Tree ID and Ecology

Learn to identify the trees you see every day in the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region as you enjoy their brilliant fall colors. You will examine 70 - 80 trees, learn the skills to identify them, and discuss their biology and ecology.

Instructor: Chris Benda, plant ecologist, Illinois Natural History Survey
Notes: Classes will meet indoors and outdoors.  Please dress for the weather, wear shoes for light hiking, and bring a water bottle. Includes walking over uneven terrain. Limit 18
Recommended text: The recommended field guides, Trees of Illinois by Linda Kershaw, $20.95, or Forest Trees of Illinois by Robert Mohlenbrock (3rd Ed.), $16.00, are available at the Arboretum Store.
Certificate information: Only one in this series is required for both Naturalist and Botanical Art Certificates; may be used to fulfill a Photography Certificate Requirement; WSP Elective (15 hours)
 

Course number: 
N242
SCHEDULE AND LOCATION: 

5 Saturdays, September 6-13, and September 27-October 11, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
(No class September 20)
Thornhill Education Center

FEES AND ADMISSION: 

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

$178.00 members
$209.00 nonmembers
REGISTRATION INFORMATION: 

CALL: 630-719-2468
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.
ONLINE: REGISTER NOW