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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.

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 - 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.

Bird Conservation

In this class at The Morton Arboretum, investigate how bird populations are naturally affected by habitat, competition, and predation; then apply these principles to understanding conservation threats. 3 Wednesdays, May 21, June 4 and 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and 3 Saturdays, May 24, June 7 and 21, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Bird Behavior

Explore the significance of songs and plumage in determining the territory, mate selection, and the different sexual strategies employed by birds at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting May 7. One section

Teacher Institute Day - NGSS in Your Backyard

Join two of The Morton Arboretum’s scientists for an introduction to forest ecology and woody plant breeding followed by a discussion of current research projects and their relevance to your classroom. Friday, February 28, 9 a.m.-3:30 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.

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