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Lunch and Learn: The Scientific Benefits of Trees

Schedule and Location

Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Hawthorn & Chestnut Room, Visitor Center

Fees and Registration

$25.00 member
$34.00 nonmember

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

Course Description

Join Jessica Turner-Skoff, treeologist at The Morton Arboretum, to learn about the growing body of scientific literature demonstrating the many ways trees benefit humans and our environment. Trees make people healthier and happier. They make our neighborhoods safer and more social. Trees clean the air, help us focus,  and provide economic benefits. They capture our imaginations and inspire us.
As our cities grow, so does their need for trees. However, trees face additional challenges in cities that they do not face in wild environments, and the presence of trees are often considered a luxury rather than a necessity. Learn how we can take action to protect, care for, and plant trees in the Chicago region.

Instructor: Jessica Turner-Skoff, PhD, treeologist, 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 Importance of Tree Sex-February 15
Building a Great Outdoor Museum: The Development of The Morton Arboretum-March 1
Reshaping the DuPage River-March 15

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Course Details

Registration is closed for this class.  Please call the registrar at 630-719-2468 if you have any questions.