Trees and Nature

Natural history

Winter Tree Walk

Discover the beauty of winter trees and learn their identification at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 16, 2016, 1:00-3:30 p.m. or Monday, February 15, 2016, 10:00 am-12:30 p.m.

Intro to Botany

Explore the world of plants by learning how leaves, flowers, fruit, seeds, and roots relate to water, light, nutrients, and reproduction at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Tuesdays, January 19-February 16, 2016, 6:30-9:30 pm

Midwest Early Childhood Educator Symposium Second Nature: Reintroducing Children to the Outdoors

Save the date! Join us at The Morton Arboretum on June 4th, 2016 as we explore the many benefits of nature-based early childhood education. Saturday, June 4, 2016, 8:45 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Wild Magnolias and Endangered Oaks: Collecting American Trees Before They Are Gone

Hear from two Arboretum botanists about their search for endangered American trees. Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Benefits of Managing Trees to Reduce 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, 8:30 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 (Rescheduled)

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. Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 7:00- 9:00 p.m. This tour has been rescheduled for Thursday, October 29. Please call the registrar at 630-719-2468 (Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.) to get a refund or attend rescheduled tour.

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.