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Trees and Ecology

Natural history

Learn to identify the trees you see every day in the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region as you enjoy their brilliant fall colors at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Thursday, September 29, 2016. In-person component: Thursday October 6, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday October 8, 9:00 a.m. to noon.
Discover the principles and practice of ecosystem restoration at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Tuesday, March 7, 2017, and In person component: Two Tuesdays, March 14 and March 28, 2017, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Learn how and when to collect seeds from your favorite native plants at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, October 23, 2016, 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Illinois is nicknamed "The Prairie State." Yet, what is a tallgrass prairie, and why does prairie matter? Saturday, December 3, 2016, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Join this tram ride for spooky tales after dark with naturalist Cindy Crosby at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Strap on your running shoes for an informative running tour of the Arboretum. Saturdays, October 15, 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.; November 12, 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.; OR December 10, 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Delight in the changing seasons during this educational walk among the Arboretum’s trees. (Canceled) Sundays, October 23 or 30, 2016, 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Visit the Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Refuge to observe and learn about the fall migration of the sandhill cranes. (Sold Out) Saturday, November 12, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 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.
Stroll through the colorful fall woodlands with an expert guide at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, September 25, 2016, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

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