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Conservation and Restoration

Conservation and restoration

Learn principles and practices for managing critical habitats at The Morton Arboretum. Three days: Thursday, September 8, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Two Sundays, September 11, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and September 18, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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Learn to identify the grasses that add beauty and interest to the summer and fall landscape at The Morton Arboretum. This class is sold out, please call the registrar at 630-719-2468 to be wait listed. Thursday, September 8, and Friday, September 9, 2016, 9:00 a.m.to 4:00 p.m.
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Get the plant and botany basics you need to identify plants at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting Tuesday July 5. Multiple sections.
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Learn to identify, plant, care for and prune trees in hands on classes with regional professionals at The Morton Arboretum. Eight days: Four Tuesdays, September 1​3​ through October ​4​, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., and four Saturdays, September ​17​ through October​ 8​, 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
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Discover the principles and practice of ecosystem restoration at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Thursday, September 15, 2016. In person component: Two Thursdays, September 22 and 29, 2016, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
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Join us for a FREE orientation program on the new format for the Woodland Stewardship Program, including classes with online and in-person components at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
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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.
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Chicago Wilderness will offer two fall sessions of the Midwest Ecological Prescription Burn Crew Member Training class at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, October 6, and Friday, October 7, 2016, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m, or Saturday, October 8, and Sunday, October 9, 2016, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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Earn your Forestry Merit Badge at The Morton Arboretum as you create your own field book to identify local trees and shrubs by leaves, buds and bark.Two Sundays, October 9 and November 6, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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Learn to identify and manage the most common invasive plants in the Great Lakes region at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Thursday, October 6, 2016. In-person component: Thursday, October 13, 2016, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
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Explore the concepts, management planning, and desired results in the use of prescribed fire for ecological restoration at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, October 15, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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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.
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Identify and apply short and long term restoration activities to enhance wildlife habitat at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 12, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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