Trees and Nature

Natural history

Conservation Biology-Canceled

Explore the meaning and importance of biodiversity and its implications for natural area restoration, habitat management, and conservation of endangered species at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Thursdays, July 9, 16 & 30, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and Saturday, July 25, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Field Ecology: Summer

Explore the natural world of Illinois in the summer session of Field Ecology at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Wednesdays, June 10-17, 2015, 7:00-9:00 p.m., and 2 Saturdays, June 13-20, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Advanced Local Flora

Learn to identify summer woodland flowers before they bloom at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, July 18 or July 25, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Advanced Invasive Plant Identification

Learn to identify invasive plants as they are emerging at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, July 11, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Prairie Conservation and Management

Learn about prairie function and ecology, how to tell a hill prairie from a dry mesic prairie, and become familiar with prairie flora at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Saturdays, August 15-29 and September 12-19, 2015, 8:00-11:00 a.m., and 3 Thursdays, August 20-September 3, 2015, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Nature Explore Educator Workshops

Join Nature Explore at The Morton Arboretum for engaging, research-based educator workshops that support comprehensive learning with nature. Saturday, June 6, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and/or 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Trees in Peril: Updates on Invasive Threats

Speakers including experts from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Chicago Botanic Garden, the U.S. Forest Service and The Morton Arboretum will discuss the progress of invasive pests such as the brown marmorated stink bug, diseases such as thousand canker disease of black walnut, and challenges such as reducing reproductive capabilities in invasive plants. Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

What’s Wrong With My Plant?

Learn the basics of the diagnostic process and how to identify symptoms affecting your plant at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Soils and Composting

Create better garden soil with the knowledge, tips, and techniques you gain in this class at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Wednesdays, April 22-May 13, 2015, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Acorn Ecology

Large oak trees will produce hundreds of thousands of acorns in their lifetime; only one will survive and grow to be a tree of the same size. Learn about strategies to stimulate oak reproduction, the fate of the unfortunate acorns, and oak seedlings at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, June 6, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.