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Conservation and Restoration

Conservation and restoration

Join an Arboretum expert for a cup of hot cocoa and a winter stroll through the conifer collection. Saturday, February 4, 2017, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., or Sunday, February 12, 2017, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Hear the fascinating history of Chicago’s parks from author and historian Julia S. Bachrach at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, March 30, 2017, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Browse a selection of ornamental and edible seeds, and take home a variety to plant this spring at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 21, 2017, noon to 3:00 p.m.
Learn how and why to save your own seeds at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 21, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to noon
Conference: Help curb the spread of problem plants escaping from cultivation at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, November 10, 2016, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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 at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Thursday, September 29, 2016. In-person component: Thursday October 6, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday October 8, 9:00 a.m. to noon.
In this class, you will know how to effectively and efficiently use the tools of the trade to tackle various jobs as land managers and volunteer leaders at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Tuesday, November 8, 2016. In-person component meets: Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Identify and apply short and long term restoration activities to enhance wildlife habitat at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Friday, March 3, 2017. In person component: Saturday, March 11, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Explore the concepts, management planning, and desired results in the use of prescribed fire for ecological restoration at The Morton Arboretum. (Canceled) Saturday, October 15, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Learn to identify and manage the most common invasive plants in the Great Lakes region at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: (Canceled) Thursday, October 6, 2016. In-person component: Thursday, October 13, 2016, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

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