Schedule and Location
Saturday, May 11, 2019, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Thornhill Education Center
Fees and Registration
ONLINE: REGISTER NOW
BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
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.
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.
Notes: Held indoors and outdoors. Dress for the weather. Bring gardening gloves and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Limit 18