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The American Chestnut tree used to comprise approximately one quarter of the forest canopy in the eastern United States. Then in the early 1900's, chestnut blight decimated the nearly four billion American Chestnut trees. The wildlife value and economic value of these trees was unparalleled.Join us for a panel discussion with expert scientists who will discuss the history of the American Chestnut as well as current research to restore the trees. Tuesday, May 11,2021, 6:00 p.m. Central Time/7:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Take a break from our visually-saturated world and explore the stark beauty of minimalist nature photography. Five days: Three days: Wednesdays, May 12 and 19, 2021, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (Central time) Online and Saturday, May 15, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. In-Person
Turn your small space into a productive, edible garden. This online class is perfect for condo, townhouse, or apartment dwellers. Saturday, May 15, 2021, 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Central
Explore how garden plants provide us with fresh and seasonal ingredients for our tables, through storytimes, short hikes, and delicious bakes to take home! Wednesday, May 19, 12021, 10:30 a.m. to noon, or 1:30 to 3:00 p.m
Learn about the new invasive plants and forest pests of Illinois and how to get involved in monitoring and reporting invasive plants that are new to our region. Thursday, May 20, 2021, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Central time): Attend live session online
Study the characteristics, behavior, and significance of birds as you earn your merit badge at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 22, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Learn to identify prairie plants in their early stages of seasonal development. (SOLD OUT) Saturday, May 29, 2021, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Hike the Arboretum’s lesser-known trails with a naturalist guide. Stretch your legs and get some fresh air while you learn about the history of the Arboretum and the plants and animals that call it home. Dates and times vary starting March 19, 2021.
Join us for digital Arboretum Yoga sessions. Maintain your health and well-being with yoga from the comfort of your home. Mondays, February 15 through June 28, 2021, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.​, or Wednesday, February 17 through June 30, 2021, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Improve your health and well-being with yoga. We will practice poses, breathing and meditation in the tranquil setting of The Morton Arboretum. Mondays, March 1 through June 28, 2021, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.​, or Wednesday, April 7 through June 30, 2021, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

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