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Spring Planting Workshop: Trees and Shrubs

Schedule and Location


Saturday, May 11, 2019, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Registration

$29.00 member
$34.00 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

Help your new plantings establish and thrive. Learn best practices when planting new trees and shrubs from a member of the Arboretum’s horticulture crew. Find out how to care for new plantings and how to recognize common issues that arise. Then head outdoors to watch a demonstration of proper planting, and get some hands-on experience you can apply at home.  

Bring your questions about specific trees or shrubs you plan to plant this year.

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Michael Butler, horticulturist, The Morton Arboretum

Michael Butler graduated from Illinois State University in 2015. He has been working at the Arboretum since 2015, but working as a landscaper for 12 years. Previously to the Arboretum, Michael worked at the Normal, IL park district with the Horticulture crew for 2 and a half years as part-time/seasonal aid. Currently, Michael is the Horticulturalist assigned to the Ground Cover Garden and May T. Watts Reading garden. 

Course Details

Notes: Held indoors and outdoors. Dress for the weather. Bring gardening gloves and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.  Limit 18

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Spring Planting Workshop: Trees and Shrubs