Schedule and Location
Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Hawthorn & Chestnut Room, Visitor Center
Fees and Registration
Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum.
Learn everything you wanted to know about tree sex and why it is important. It might have never crossed your mind but tree sex is quite extraordinary. They are deceptively simple organisms. They do not move. They do not have a nervous system. They have no specialized sensory organs. And yet, they are some of the most successful and important organisms in the world. Many of them manipulate insects, birds, and even mammals to do their bidding. They can live for centuries and can produce a phenomenal number of offspring. Most individuals are trisexual and most species are known to hybridize with trees of other species.
Join Dr. Chuck Cannon, Director for the Center of Tree Science, to learn the basic elements of tree sex, how it varies among different types of trees, and discuss how we might exploit some of its unusual characteristics to produce tree varieties to meet future environmental conditions.
Instructor: Chuck Cannon, PhD, director for the Center of Tree Science, The Morton Arboretum
Notes: Limit 75
Take another class in the Lunch and Learn series.
Wednesdays, January 18 through March 15, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
A Short History of Trees-January 18
The Scientific Benefits of Trees-February 1
Building a Great Outdoor Museum: The Development of The Morton Arboretum-March 1
Reshaping the DuPage River-March 15
ONLINE: REGISTER NOW
CALL: 630-719-2468 (or to be wait listed)
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours