Woodland Trees (Online and In-person)

Schedule and Location

This class will be offered again in Summer 2019. Registration will open Tuesday, May 21, 2019.

Fees and Registration

$55.00 member
$65.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 (Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course Description

Learn to identify the trees you see every day in the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region as you enjoy their brilliant fall colors. Explore the ecology of the various tree species and find out why they grow in each habitat.

Course number



Chris Benda, botanist

Course Details

  • Notes: Held online, indoors, and outdoors. Please dress for the weather during the outdoor session, including long pants and sturdy walking shoes, and bring a water bottle.  Limit 20
  • Requirements: Basic Plant ID or previous experience with plant identification recommended. Must have access to the internet through computer or mobile device.  Must know how to use a web browser and how to send and receive email.
  • Continuing education: This class fulfills a requirement for the Natural Areas Conservation Training Program. 

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