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Trees and Nature

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.

History of Trees in America (sold out)

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.

Fall Bird Walks

Search the woods, fields, and edges of the Arboretum for fall birds. Saturdays, September 19, October 17, November 7, OR December 5, 2015, 8:00-10:30 a.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.

Deciduous Trees in Winter

Learn to identify trees without their leaves. Explore the winter identification of trees at the Arboretum and develop the skills to identify trees on your own using clues found in buds, fruits, leaf scars, bark, and branching patterns of winter trees. 5 Sundays, January 17-February 14, 2016, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Sign up for each day a la carte or take all five sessions for a complete introduction to winter trees.

Basic Plant ID

Get the plant and botany basics you need to identify plants at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 16, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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

Winter Bird Walk

Explore the winter landscape with an expert guide, learn to identify the birds that overwinter in Illinois, and discuss their behaviors and natural history at The Morton Arboretum. Saturdays, January 16 or February 20, 9:00-11:30 a.m.

Full Moon Winter Walk: Nature at Night

Discover what happens at the Arboretum at night when no one is around. Saturday, January 23, 2016, 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m., Monday, February 22, 2016, 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. or Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.