Class listings

Lifelong Learning

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

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.

Wonderful Winter Containers

Learn the principles of container design in this hands-on workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 21 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or Thursday, December 3, 2015, 6:30-8:30 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.

Adult Yoga

Improve your health and well-being with yoga. We will practice poses, breathing and meditation in the tranquil setting of the Morton Arboretum. Wednesdays, January 13-February 10, 10:30-11:30 a.m. or Thursdays, January 14-February 11, 2016, 6:30-7:30 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.

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.

Photographing Trees: Winter

Trees provide so many opportunities for the photographer – their structure, features through the seasons, and associations in the environment all capture the imagination. Learn to capture these different elements artistically and accurately in your photographs at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Thursdays, January 14-21, 2016, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and Saturday, January 16, 2016, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Light & Exposure

Learn to creatively use light and examine the quantity, color, and quality of light found during the course of the day and the seasons at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Thursdays, January 14-28, 6:30-9:30 p.m. 2016, and 2 Saturdays, January 16-23, 2016, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

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.