Adult Programs

Woodland Trees (online and in person)

Learn to identify the trees you see every day in the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region.

Content Detail

Learn to identify the trees you see every day in the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region. Explore the ecology of the various tree species and find out why they grow in each habitat, as well as special considerations for restoring our native tree species.

How do I access the program?

  • When you enroll in the course, you will be emailed instructions for accessing Treelearning, the Arboretum’s online learning portal.  Unless otherwise noted, you will have access to the course for 60 days from the course start date. 
  • Log into to complete self-paced activities, such as e-learning modules, reading material, short videos, interactive activities, and quizzes to check your understanding. 
  • The self-paced activities do not need to be completed in one sitting, and your instructor will not be online with you. 

This class will spend one day exploring tree identification in the Arboretum’s woodlands. 

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  • This class includes both online and on-site sessions. Online assignments must be completed before the on-site class. 
  • The online materials will take approximately 90 minutes to complete. 
  • Registration closes five hours before online materials become available. Participants will have access to the online materials for 60 days after the course start date.
  • Please dress for the weather during the on-site session, with sun protection, long sleeves, long pants, and sturdy footwear. If rain is forecast, bring rain gear.
  • Bring a lunch, water, and snacks. 
  • Limit 15


  • Participants should have previously completed Basic Plant ID (W010) or have previous experience with plant identification.
  • Participants must have access to the internet via a computer or mobile device.
  • A unique email address for each participant is required at registration.

COVID-19 Precautions:

  • If you are unwell, or have been in contact with someone who is unwell in the last two weeks, you must stay home. A full refund will be issued on request.
  • Participants who are not vaccinated or are partly vaccinated must wear a face mask and practice social distancing, indoors and outdoors. Face masks and social distancing are optional for fully vaccinated individuals.
  • By attending Arboretum programs without a face mask, you are affirming that you are fully vaccinated (at least two weeks have passed since your final shot).

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