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Shimpaku Twisted Trunk

The soft, dark green foliage and twisted trunks of this unusual, fast-growing, and easy to work with conifer make it a “must” for any bonsai collection. All levels welcome. Saturday, August 2, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Deciduous Decisions

Join renowned bonsai artist Walter Pall as he discusses the use of Hornbeam, Stewartia and Beech deciduous material for bonsai. A hands-on workshop will follow with guest artist Jim Doyle discussing carving techniques to use with this material. Students may choose from one of the three materials discussed. Some prior knowledge of bonsai required. Saturday, August 2, 12:30- 4: 30 p.m.

Jaboticaba

This tropical bonsai with bronze foliage and tan and brown exfoliating bark is fast growing and suitable for growing indoors by a window sill or under lights. All levels welcome. Saturday, August 2, 1:30- 4:30 p.m.

Summer Ikebana

Draw inspiration from the shady summer canopy, waving grasses and lazy pond ripples through Ikebana -- the art of Japanese flower arranging at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, August 2, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Japanese Black Pine Master Workshop

Work with Walter Pall and Jim Doyle, two of the world’s foremost bonsai artists, on this exceptional specimen material. The 9-10 inch base, or nebari, of this tree will create a specimen tree for any collection. Intermediate to Advanced levels. Sunday, August 3, 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Chinese Lacebark Elm

These easy-to-grow, well-formed trees result in high quality bonsai in a short amount of time. Students will employ the root over rock style of bonsai. For this style, the roots of the tree are wrapped around a rock exposing them at varying degrees as they traverse and grow over the rock, descending into the soil below. All levels welcome. Sunday, August 3, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Fukien Tea

This beautiful, fast-growing, tropical plant displays pretty whit e flowers in summer that are followed by reddish-orange berries. The plant is very suitable for indoor growing. All levels welcome. Sunday, August 3, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Prairie Ethnobotany

Learn how humans have used prairie plants on this midsummer hike at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, August 9, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Nature Printing an Asian Wreath

Using leaves from Asia we will create a lovely wreath that will brighten your home at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, August 10, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

T101 NGSS in Your Backyard

Join Arboretum scientists for an introduction to various tree and environmental science disciplines and discussion of current research projects and their relevance to your classroom. Monday, August 11, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.