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Basic Tree ID (Online, On-Demand)

Schedule and location

Access self-paced materials online within one hour of registration. Available for 60 days.

Fees and registration

$16.00 member
$23.00 guest
BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course description

Learn to identify the common trees you see in local preserves or in your neighborhood in this self-guided online class from The Morton Arboretum. In this course, you will

  • use characteristics such as leaves, bark, branches, flowers, and fruit to ID a tree.
  • learn to use keys and field guides.
  • see and understand your natural surroundings in a new way, from the comfort of your home or office.

How self-paced Online Classes Work:

  • To access the class, you will log into TreeLearning, the Arboretum’s online learning portal. Instructions for accessing TreeLearning will be sent to registrants by email from treelearning@mortonarb.org following registration. You have access to the course for 60 days and can complete the materials anytime.
  • Complete the self-paced e-learning modules with reading material, short videos, interactive activities, and quizzes to check your understanding.
  • The course will take approximately 90 minutes. The course does not need to be completed in one sitting.
  • Your instructor will not be online with you.
  • Want to take this class in-person? Check out Basic Tree ID (In-person).

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Course details


  • This class is held entirely online.
  • The online materials will take approximately 90 minutes to complete.
  • Participants will have access to the online materials for 60 days after the course start date.


  • Participants must have access to the internet and know how to use a web browser (ex: Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer)
  • Participants must know how to send and receive email.
  • A unique email address for each participant is required at registration.

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