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Professional Development

  • Identify top performing shrubs, ornamental trees, and shade trees for a variety of conditions at The Morton Arboretum. Please Note: June 16 class has moved to the Administration Building. Two Fridays, June 16 or June 23, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m
  • Learn the names and ecology of the wildflowers, sedges, rushes, and other plants that inhabit wetlands at The Morton Arboretum. Sold out, please call 630-719-2468 to be wait listed. Saturday, June 24 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Learn how to tell invasive aquatic plants apart from native look-alikes and how to report invaders when you find them in this one-day workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday (SOLD OUT) July 8, 2017, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Improve long-term results by choosing strong contenders for your urban sites during this two-day workshop for urban forestry professionals at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, July 12, and Thursday, July 13, 2017 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • The Certified Interpretive Guide program is designed for anyone who delivers interpretive programs to the public. It combines both the theoretical foundations of the profession with practical skills in delivering quality interpretive programming to visitors at The Morton Arboretum. Monday, August 21 through Thursday, August 24, 2017 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Learn to identify the grasses that add beauty and interest to the summer and fall landscape at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, September 5, and Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 9:00 a.m.to 4:00 p.m.
  • Expand your grass identification skills in this expert workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, September 7, and Friday, September 8, 2017, 9:00 a.m.to 4:00 p.m.
  • This one-day conference for green industry professionals and avid home gardeners will feature the latest information and practice on the selection and care of Midwestern trees, shrubs, and woody plants from the best speakers and plant experts in the business. Thursday, September 7, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 2017