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Professional Development

Professional development

Explore the profound importance of plants in our lives and their essential role for life on earth through an autobiographical account by Stephen Blackmore, Queen’s Botanist, and Chairman of Botanic Gardens Conservation International at The Morton Arboretum. (Registration is now closed) Friday, October 28, 2016 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Conference: Help curb the spread of problem plants escaping from cultivation at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, November 10, 2016, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Join us for a full-day training for landscapers, streets and sanitation technicians, and public works crews that will cover selection, planting, and care of trees in sessions led by local experts at The Park Ridge Service Center. Wednesday August 24, 2016, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Ornamental plant breeders, horticulture marketing experts, and gardening brands come together Thursday, October 6-Sunday, October 9 (welcome reception on Thursday, October 6, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.) to connect face to face and share information to get new plants into the industry at The Morton Arboretum.
The 8th International Oak Society Conference will take place October 18-21, 2015 at The Morton Arboretum near Chicago. Conference highlights will include presentations from many of the world’s leading oak researchers; opportunities to discuss and contribute to ongoing work in oak conservation worldwide; workshops in oak collecting, collections management, oak-focused botanical art and other topics; tours of the Arboretum’s world-renowned oak collection; and a seed exchange. Register today!