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Professional development

Selecting and Planting Trees

Join The Morton Arboretum for a new conference on best practices and latest recommendations for urban tree selection and planting aimed at arborists, landscape contractors, landscape architects, municipal foresters, nursery growers, and other professionals.
Monday, November 18, 12:30-5:00 p.m. and Tuesday, November 19, 8:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Conservation Site Planning

Gain the tools you need to develop a plan for restoration at your site at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, February 11, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Project Learning Tree®: Early Childhood

A program of the American Forest Foundation, Project Learning Tree® (PLT) is a collection of award winning, multi-disciplinary environmental education activity guides for educators and students in Preschool. Join us for this class at the Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 11, 2014, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Bird Biology

Gain a well-rounded understanding of what makes a bird a bird by discussing flight, feathers, and anatomical features such as feet, bills, and bones, along with bird metabolism, muscle structure and intelligence at The Morton Arboretum. Starting Tuesday, February 4, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Identifying Herbaceous Plants in Winter

Learn to identify plants without leaves or flowers and explore the Schulenberg Prairie and adjacent woodlands to practice identifying native perennials and grasses in winter at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 8, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Deciduous Trees in Winter

Learn to identify trees without their leaves at The Morton arboretum. 5 Saturdays, January 25-February 22, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Winter Field Ecology

Discover how the struggle to find food and survive the cold shapes the interactions of plants and animals in Midwestern habitats at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting January 15. Two sections.

Intro to Botany

Explore the world of plants by learning how leaves, flowers, fruit, seeds, and roots relate to water, light, nutrients, and reproduction at The Morton Arboretum. 6 Mondays, January 13-February 17, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Winter Buds and Silhouettes

Winter is a wonderful time to explore the forest at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 11, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Pruning Small Trees and Shrubs: Winter

Practice correct pruning techniques and learn which plants to prune now and more importantly, which to prune later at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 22, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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