Adult Programs

Basic Tree ID (in person)

Learn to identify the common trees you see in local preserves or in your neighborhood. 

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Learn to identify the common trees you see in local preserves or in your neighborhood. Use characteristics such as leaves, bark, branches, flowers, and fruit to identify a tree. Learn to use keys and field guides. Walk the grounds of the Arboretum with an expert, who will point out key identifiers of common trees. See and understand your natural surroundings in a new way.

Come prepared for the outdoors, and plan to walk more than a mile on paved and wood-chipped trails.

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COVID-19 Precautions: Program participants must abide by the Arboretum’s safety guidelines.

Notes:

  • Held indoors and outdoors.
  • Dress for the weather. Bring sun and insect protection, wear comfortable shoes, and be prepared to walk up to two miles on uneven terrain.
  • Limited to 16 participants.

Kelly Burns, education program guide

Kelly Burns has been teaching at The Morton Arboretum since 2014. After earning a biology degree in 1995, she has enjoyed a wide variety of jobs: bat researcher, merit badge counselor, animal keeper, and teacher. She draws upon her experience and passion to help her audience understand and appreciate the natural world.

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