Adult Programs

ACCA Woody Plants of the Great Lakes Region

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.

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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.

You must register through the Registrar’s Office at The Morton Arboretum and the Registrar’s Office at your home institution.  To register through your home institution, please contact the Biology Department faculty at the participating A.C.C.A. institution from which you wish to receive credit.

To register through the Arboretum, please select “Register now” in the upper right and find your university. Add 1 person to your cart (no fee will be assessed through this site), and then enter your information.  We will be using the email address entered to send you information about the class; please check for typos before submitting.

If you have questions about registering through the Arboretum, please contact The Morton Arboretum’s Registrar’s Office, registrar-ed@mortonarb.org, 630-719-2468

Matt Lobdell, M.S., Curator of Living Collections, The Morton Arboretum

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