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Conservation and restoration

Conservation and restoration

Intro to Natural Areas Management-Canceled

Learn principles and practices for managing critical habitats at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting June 19. One section.

Tree ID and Ecology-Sold Out

Enjoy the leafy summer canopy and learn in the shade as you become familiar with the trees commonly sighted in the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Sundays, June 22-29 and July 13-27, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Field Ecology: Summer

Explore the natural world of Illinois in the summer session of Field Ecology at The Morton Arboretum. Dates vary starting June 18. Two sections.

McKinley Woods Bluff Restoration-Canceled

Explore the timbered bluffs, ravines, and flatwoods in the McKinley Woods preserve and learn about the restoration work being done to increase native habitats for plants and animals. Sunday, June 15, 10:00-12:00 p.m.

Sustaining Oaks in the Chicago Wilderness Region

Help shape the Chicago Wilderness oak recovery plan at The Morton Arboretum Restoration Conference: Sustaining Oaks in the Chicago Wilderness Region, September 11-12, 2014, at The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL. Watch this space for further details.

Managing Urban Forests in a Changing Climate

Register now for this conference, November 18–19, 2014, at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois. This conference explores the changes underway in our climate and the effects they are likely to have on the trees that make up our urban and suburban forest. This conference is aimed at municipal foresters and other local officials; arborists; landscape contractors; landscape architects; and other professionals who own, care for, or plan for trees. It will take place at the beautiful 1,700-acre grounds of The Morton Arboretum, a world-renowned tree museum and center of research on tree science and tree care.

ISAM Field Tour

Professor Dennis Fulbright will lead a tour on the Arboretum groups continuing the discussion of the workshop topics of the day before. Friday, May 16, 8:00-11:30 a.m.

Invasive Issues in Trees

What invasive pests affect the many evergreens in our neighborhoods and woodlands? How much of an invasive threat is the Callery pear, one of the most popular flowering trees in city streets and home landscapes? How can we breed attractive and ornamental trees that will be sterile and therefore not invasive? These and other topics will be addressed at the third annual Morton Arboretum Invasive Species Workshop, "Invasive Issues in Trees," May 15, 2014, in Lisle, Illinois. It is part of Illinois' observance of Invasive Species Awareness Month (ISAM). This year's theme for the month is "Invasive Species Affect Everyone."

Wetland Conservation & Management

This course will explore the variety of wetland types and functions, and emphasize the diverse hydrological, biological and physical interactions that occur within wetlands at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting July 9. One section.

Engaging the Public

Interpretation has become a powerful tool used by volunteers to engage the community at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 17, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

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