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Professional development

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.

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."

Edible Gardening Workshop - Flavorful Landscapes with Limited Time, Space & Budget

Increase the nutritional value and beauty of your landscape by incorporating attractive fruits and vegetables into the plan at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 26, 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Edible Gardening Workshop - Growing Formal and Productive Kitchen Gardens (SOLD OUT)

Learn what design elements make up a potager garden, and get real-world tips for kitchen garden success at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 5, 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Edible Gardening Workshop - Beauty and Bounty: Designing Organic Edible Landscapes

Learn to design an edible landscape with vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers as your landscape materials at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 29, 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Edible Gardening Workshop - Food and Foliage: Creative Design Ideas

Discover creative new ideas for growing edibles in your garden or in containers this spring at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 22, 2:00–4:30 p.m.

Edible Gardening Workshop - Edible Theme Gardens

Get inspired for spring gardening by planning a themed garden you can eat at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 8, 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

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