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Trees and Ecology

Natural history

Study the sights and signs of spring as they emerge at The Morton Arboretum. (Canceled) Three Saturdays, May 20 through June 3, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to noon
Learn about the pests and threats facing the trees in your school yard and the woodland ecosystem at The Morton Arboretum. (Sold Out) Friday, March 3, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Strengthen your skills leading volunteers in natural areas management with this interactive primer for volunteer stewardship activity planning, group dynamics, safety, and volunteer empowerment at The Morton Arboretum. Online component begins: Friday, February 2, 2018. In person component: Saturday, February 10, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Learn to make wood sing in this build-your-own musical instrument class at The Morton Arboretum. (Sold Out) Saturday, March 11, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Marking our 95th anniversary in 2017, The Morton Arboretum has a rich history to celebrate.(Closed) Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Enjoy a brief history of trees in America with naturalist Cindy Crosby. at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Browse a selection of ornamental and edible seeds, and take home a variety to plant this spring at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 27, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Learn to save your own seeds in this hands-on workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 27, 2018, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Enjoy a cup of tea and sweet treats as we celebrate the holidays with a tea party at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, December 9, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., or 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
Learn to identify the trees you see every day in the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region at The Morton Arboretum. This class will be offered again in July 2018. Registration will open Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

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