Woody Plants of the Western Great Lakes Region is an introduction to the plants that make up the woody flora of the western Great Lakes region. Learn the identification and ecology of the plants you see most often in our woodlands and landscapes, including native plants, naturalized plants and important woody landscape plants of the area.
Lectures, discussion, and exams will take place remotely through the Arboretum’s treelearning.mortonarb.org learning management system and through Zoom web conferencing. In-person experiences will include field trips to the grounds of the Arboretum to become familiar with field identification characteristics of trees and provide opportunities to apply learned taxonomic principles by examining fresh cut specimens and dried herbarium plant materials. In addition, two day long field trips to regional natural areas rich in woody plants will provide an opportunity to practice identification and to learn the habitat preferences of plants studied.