Professional Development

Professional development

Pre-conference workshops for the Landscape Below Ground IV conference. Workshops take place October 15, 2018, at The Morton Arboretum and address planting trees, root diseases, soils, stability of urban trees, and tours of the Arboretum's future to Gateway to Tree Science exhibit.
The 4th Landscape Below Ground Conference, presented by The Morton Arboretum and the International Society of Arboriculture on October 15-17, 2018, features the latest research on tree planting and care from the ground down.
Learn to identify prairie plants in their early stages of seasonal development at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 19, 2018, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
This one-day conference for green industry professionals and avid home gardeners will focus on the latest information and practice related to the selection and care of Midwestern trees, shrubs, and woody plants, as shared by leading designers and plant experts at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, September 6, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Learn more about common oak species, current pests, and diseases of oaks, and how to manage oaks in natural and urban landscapes at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Learn to identify trees after they shed their leaves for the winter. Develop the skills to identify winter trees on your own using clues found in buds, fruits, leaf scars, bark, and branching patterns at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting January 10, 2019. Registration open November 20, 2019.
Learn the identification skills to manage, restore, or simply enjoy prairie habitats at The Morton Arboretum. This class will be offered again in July 2019. Registration will open May 2019.
Identify top performing shrubs, ornamental trees, and shade trees for a variety of conditions at The Morton Arboretum. Please Note: June 16 class has moved to the Administration Building. Two Fridays, June 16 or June 23, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m
Get continuous color in your garden all summer long at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Discover the amazing world of magnolias and find new trees for your landscape at The Morton Arboretum! Saturday, April 15, 2017, 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.

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