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Tree ID and Ecology

Schedule and Location

5 Sundays, July 12-Aug 9, 2015, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Registration

$178.00 member
$209.00 nonmember

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

Course Description

Enjoy the leafy summer canopy and learn in the shade as you become familiar with the trees common to the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region. You will examine 70 - 80 trees, learn the skills to identify them, and discuss their biology and ecology.

Instructor: Jack Shouba, The Morton Arboretum instructor
Notes: Classes will meet indoors and outdoors.  Please dress for the weather, including sun protection, and bring a water bottle. Limit 18.
Recommended texts: The recommended field guides, Trees of Illinois by Linda Kershaw, $20.95 or Forest Trees of Illinois (3rd Ed) by Robert Mohlenbrock, $16.00,  are available at the Arboretum Store.
Certificate information: Only one in this series is required for both Naturalist and Botanical Art Certificates; may be used to fulfill a Photography Certificate Requirement; WSP Elective (15 hours)

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Please call the registrar at 630-719-2468 to register.