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Treasured Trees of the Arboretum Tram Tour

Schedule and Location


Thursday, August 1, 2019, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

If the new date and time doesn't work for you please call the registrar at 630-719-2468 to receive a refund.

Fees and Registration

$16.00 member
$20.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)
BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course Description

Ride the tram with curator Matt Lobdell for an enlightening perspective on the Arboretum’s most treasured trees. Hear tales of the rarest, oldest, and most interesting specimens from the person who knows them best. Matt will share the fascinating history of the Arboretum’s collection, how the Arboretum decides which trees and shrubs to plant, how the collection has changed over time, and how the Arboretum is planning for the future.

Matt Lobdell is an engaging speaker with a wealth of knowledge and insight. This tour is sure to delight, and you’ll never see the Arboretum’s trees the same way again!

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Matt Lobdell, curator and head of collections at The Morton Arboretum

Matt Lobdell has served as Head of Collections and Curator of The Morton Arboretum since 2014, where he is responsible for the development of the Arboretum’s plant collections. He holds a M.S. in Plant and Soil Science from the University of Delaware, and is a member of Magnolia Society International's Board of Directors.

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