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Professional Development

Course List

  • The Chicago Region Trees Initiative has developed a full day, hands on training event for non-forestry professionals who work with trees. This program is SOLD OUT. Basic Urban Forestry: April 21, 2021, 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., or Section B: Basic Chainsaw: April 22, 2021, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Crawl, slither, hop, or branch out on Zoom with The Morton Arboretum and join us for this workshop about the plants and animals that make up an ecosystem. Saturday May 15, 2021, 9:00 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.
  • Learn to identify the common trees you see in local preserves or in your neighborhood. Use characteristics such as leaves, bark, branches, flowers, and fruit to ID a tree. Saturday, May 22, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or Thursday, June 3, 2021, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Learn the names and ecology of the wildflowers, sedges, rushes, and other plants that inhabit wetlands at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, June 12, 2021, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Learn to identify the sedges, a diverse and ecologically important group of plants. Thursday, June 17, 2021, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.