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Fall Foliage Walking Tour

Schedule and location

9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Parking Lot 8

  • Section A: Saturday, October 19, 2019
  • Section B: Saturday, November 2, 2019

Fees and Registration

$16.00 member
$20.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)
BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course description

Enjoy a brisk autumn walk and take in the changing colors of the Arboretum’s trees. Guided by our forest ecologist, this special seasonal stroll will give you the chance to view fall color with the engaging story of the seasonal changes that trees go through each year. You’ll get a chance to hear about

  • why leaves change color and drop
  • what discoveries scientists are making about these changes
  • why some seasons have great fall color and others don’t
  • what the timing of fall color can tell us about the bigger picture of our climate and local environment.

Course number



Christy Rollinson, forest ecologist

Dr. Christine Rollinson is a forest ecologist who studies how climate and human management cause change in trees and forests through time.   Much of Christy’s research uses citizen science observations of seasonal patterns (phenology) and tree ring data to look at past, present, and future patterns of change.

Course details

Notes: Held outdoors. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Plan to walk more than a mile over uneven terrain. Limit 16

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Fall Foliage Walking Tour