Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Speakers: Dr. Clement Hamilton, Vice President of Arboretum Programs and Director of Research
Location: Morton Arboretum -Lisle, IL
Join the CR Group for a presentation and tour of the Morton Arboretum. Learn about the Morton Arboretum’s mission: to collect and study trees, shrubs and other plants from around the world; to display them across naturally beautiful landscapes for people to study and enjoy; and to learn how to grow them in ways that enhance our environment. The Arboretum’s goal is to encourage the planting and conservation of trees and other plants for a greener, healthier and more beautiful world. The Morton Arboretum in Lisle ranks among the leading arboretums in the world in size, age and the quality of its specimens, as well as in its programs in Education, Plant Collections and Research.
We will be treated to a private tram tour of the Arboretum with emphasis on its four key program areas: Tree Health, Tree Improvement, Woodland Conservation and Public Appreciation of Trees. Presenting the narrative during our tour will be Dr. Clement Hamilton, Vice President of Arboretum Programs and Director of Research. Jill Koski, Vice President of Development, will also be joining us.