Schedule and location
Thursday, September 3, 2020, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Arbor Room, Thornhill Education Center
The Morton Arboretum
4100 Illinois Route 53
Fees and Registration
Registration fee includes lunch, breaks, afternoon workshop options, and free admission to The Morton Arboretum.
ONLINE: REGISTER NOW
BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 or to be waitlisted (Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
Rethink the way you choose and manage trees and shrubs with leading designers and plant experts. This full day program showcases the best new information on the selection and care of hardy, versatile trees and shrubs. Anyone interested in trees and shrubs, from avid home gardeners and landowners to green-industry professionals (like nursery practitioners, arborists, estate gardeners, land managers, landscape designers, landscape architects, landscape contractors, parks and recreation professionals, and municipal foresters), will find valuable information and networking opportunities at this conference, which takes place on the scenic 1,700-acre grounds of The Morton Arboretum.
- Craig Bergmann, RLA, ASLA President Craig Bergmann Landscape Design, Inc.
- Fredric Miller, Ph.D., Professor of Horticulture, Joliet Junior College and Senior Scientist-Entomology, The Morton Arboretum
- Lydia Scott, M.S., Director, Chicago Region Trees Initiative
- Michael D. Yanny, B.S., Plant Breeder, Owner of JN Plant Selections, LLC
The program also includes a selection of practical afternoon workshops from Arboretum experts. Workshops are included with your registration fee; please select your workshop choice when you register.
- Gateway to Tree Science tours: Center for Tree Science Staff
- Root Biology and Plant Health: Dr. Allyson Salisbury, Postdoctoral Researcher - Arboriculture, The Morton Arboretum
- Curator’s Tour of Notable Trees: Matt Lobdell, Curator of Living Collections, The Morton Arboretum
- Tree Selections from Chicagland Grows: Kim Shearer, Tree and Shrub Breeder, The Morton Arboretum
- Plant Health Care Walk: Dr. Chad Rigsby, Research Specialist, Bartlett Tree Experts
Program participants must comply with current public health guidelines as required by the Governor of Illinois, which include social distancing and the use of face masks when indoors and when social distancing is not possible outdoors. For more information on the Arboretum’s guidelines, please watch the video at https://www.mortonarb.org/visit-explore/plan-visit/know-you-go-visit-information.
Continuing education units:
- 4 CEU credits for Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD)
- 4.75 CEU credits for Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES)
- Up to 4.75 CEU credits for International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)
Lodging and Transportation:
Directions to the Arboretum and information for several nearby hotels can be found on the Arboretum’s Maps and Directions page.
Notes: Limit 170