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ACCA Woody Plants of the Western Great Lakes Region

Schedule and location

Wednesdays, September 11 through December 4, 2019, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and select Saturdays, September 14 through, December 7, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to noon.
The Morton Arboretum

  • Lectures: Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Laboratory and field work: Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to noon
  • Field trips: Two (2) day-long trips to natural areas rich in woody plants.

Students are expected to provide their own transportation, and cover their own
expenses on field trips.

Fees and Registration

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

Please contact the Biology Department faculty at the participating A.C.C.A. institution from which you wish to receive credit.
You must also register through the Arboretum by contacting the Registrars’ Office: Registrar-ed@mortonarb.org or 630-719-2468 (Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.)

Course description

Woody Plants of the Western Great Lakes Region is an introduction to the identification of the plants that make up the woody flora of the western Great Lakes region. Class will cover both native and naturalized plants. Important woody landscape plants of the area will also be covered. Laboratory will provide an opportunity to apply learned taxonomic principles by examining fresh cut specimens and dried herbarium plant materials. Field trips to the grounds of the Arboretum will acquaint the student with field identification characteristics. Day long field trips to regional natural areas rich in woody plants will provide an opportunity to apply learned identification skills and to learn habitat preferences of plants studied.

 

Instructors:

Edward Hedborn, M.S., plant records manager, and Matt Lobdell, M.S., curator of living collections, The Morton Arboretum

Ed Hedborn is a graduate of North Central College (BA) and Northeastern Illinois University (MS). He has been working and teaching at The Arboretum since 1976. He is responsible for maintaining the life history of every plant The Arboretum has ever grown, its plant records databases, and on-line plant catalog.

Matt Lobdell has served as the Curator of Living Collections of The Morton Arboretum since 2014, where he is responsible for the development of the Arboretum’s plant collections. He holds a M.S. in Plant and Soil Science from the University of Delaware, and is a member of Magnolia Society International's Board of Directors.

Course details

  • Notes: Limit 20. Students are expected to provide their own transportation, and cover their own
  • expenses on field trips.
  • Credits: 4 credits, upper-level.
  • Prerequisite: General Botany or consent of the instructor

Interest:

Grade

College Credit