New at the Arboretum this fall! Take action to protect trees in your community by becoming an Openlands Treekeeper™.
Forest trees can live for more than 100 years, but urban trees, forced to contend with limited space for growth and an array of other unnatural stresses, may survive for no more than 15 years unless they receive special attention. Anywhere from 6,000 to 10,000 trees can die in Chicago in a single year--from storm damage, drought, insect pests and other causes. TreeKeepers have worked throughout the city to keep its trees healthy, administering proper care and promptly recognizing and reporting harmful pests. Now, The Morton Arboretum is partnering with Openlands to bring the program to the Western Suburbs.
Want to help trees in your neighborhood? Become a certified TreeKeeper! Learn to identify, plant, care for and prune trees in hands on workshops with regional professionals. Then put those skills into action through volunteer work in your community.
Note: Held indoors and outdoors. Please dress for the weather and for outdoor walking in each session.
8 Saturdays, September 14 – November 2 from 9 a.m. – Noon
Research Center, Herbarium Conference Room
IN PERSON: Stop by the Arboretum Visitor Center
ONLINE: Register NOW