Adult Programs

Treasured Trees of the Arboretum (in person)

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Take a tram tour with curator Matt Lobdell for an enlightening perspective on the Arboretum’s most treasured trees.

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(SOLD OUT)
Take a tram tour with curator Matt Lobdell for an enlightening perspective on the Arboretum’s most treasured trees. 

Matt Lobdell oversees the Arboretum’s collections and has a unique set of insights and deep knowledge about the trees that grow here. Hear tales of the rarest, oldest, and most interesting specimens from the person who knows them best. Learn some of 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. You’ll never see the Arboretum’s trees the same way again!

  • Held outdoors. It can be chilly on the tram even on a warm evening, so bring layers. 
  • Limit 35

Matthew Lobdell, curator of living 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 an 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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