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Conservation and restoration

Conservation and restoration

Grass Identification and Ecology - Sold Out

Sold out! Wait list available: call 630-719-2468. Learn to identify the grasses that add beauty and interest to the summer and fall landscape at The Morton Arboretum. New section opened: Wednesday September 17-Thursday, September 18, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Native Seed Collection

Learn how and when to collect seeds from your favorite native plants. Walk through the prairie: identify the wildflowers, grasses and tree fruits that are ready for collection and storage at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, October 18, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Openlands TreeKeepers® training at The Morton Arboretum

Learn to identify, plant, care for and prune trees in hands on classes with regional professionals at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Tuesdays, September 16-October 7, 6:00-9:00 p.m. and 4 Saturdays, September 20-October 11, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Plant Monitoring 101

Learn how to monitor your landscape to see what kind of plants and how many plants you have by developing simple monitoring programs at The Morton Arboretum.. Saturday, September 13, 9:00–12:00 p.m.

Woodland Conservation & Management

Help conserve our woodlands and gain the confidence and skills that will make woodland steward. Put that knowledge into practice through hands-on training on the grounds of The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting September 4. One section.

Chicago Wilderness Burn Crew Training

Chicago Wilderness is pleased to offer two fall sessions of the Midwest Ecological Prescription Burn Crew Member Training class at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday-Friday, September 4-5, or Saturday-Sunday, September 6-7, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Managing Urban Forests in a Changing Climate: conference registration

Get information and resources to prepare your urban forest and your community for future climates at The Morton Arboretum Urban Tree Conference, “Managing Urban Forests in a Changing Climate,” November 18–19, 2014, in Lisle, Illinois. The changes underway in our climate are having profound effects on the trees that make up our urban and suburban forest. At the same time, the right trees in the right places can help communities cope with increases in stormwater and other looming effects of climate change. Learn how you can help your urban forest and your community handle these shifts. Registration is now open.

Sustaining Oaks in the Chicago Wilderness Region

The conference will present the first draft of the Chicago Wilderness Oak Recovery Plan for review and comment at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday September 11, 2014, 8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m.

Drain Tile Mapping for Conservation Planning - Location Change

Gain the strategies and planning principles needed to effectively manage underground drain tile systems at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, August 15, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Habitat History Walk: Trees of the Prairie

Learn how the ‘bruised and battered’ oaks, walnuts, maples and dogwoods survive and thrive on the forest edge of the prairie at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, October 29, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

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