Trees and Nature

Natural history

Benefits of Managing for Risk

This practical symposium will help you understand the risks resulting from tree decline and failure and plan to manage trees on public spaces to protect people and property. December 2, 2015, 9:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. at The Morton Arboretum.

Beginning Beekeeping

Learn the basics of beekeeping at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Tuesdays, September 29-October 20, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Native Seed and Plant Propagation (sold out)

Learn how and when to collect seeds from your favorite native plants at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 7, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Full Moon Tram Tour (sold out)

With the full moon shining through the trees a tram ride reveals a captivating symphony of sounds, mysterious spaces, and wildlife on the move at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, September 27 or Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 7:00- 9:00 p.m.

History of Trees in America

Discover how wood has contributed to literature, art, and American poetry at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, December 5, 2015, 1:30-3:30 p.m.


Join us on a real-world outdoor treasure hunt among the trees around Lake Marmo at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 7, 2015, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

The Curious Naturalist

Learn age-appropriate techniques for connecting children with their environment at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 7, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Nature at Night

Discover what happens at the Arboretum at night when no one is around. Thursday, October 15, Wednesday, October 28 or Thursday November 5, 2015, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Tree Walk: Trees of the Prairie

Learn how oaks, walnuts, maples and dogwoods survive and thrive on the forest edge of the prairie at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 3:00-4:00 p.m. or Saturday, October 24, 2015, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Nature Writing

Explore different types of nature writing and improve your writing skills at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Thursdays, October 22-November 19, 2015, 6:00-8:30 p.m.