Please join The Morton Arboretum for the virtual 2020 Midwest Tree and Shrub Conference: Diverse Plantings for a Resilient Future. In this two-day online conference on the selection and care of Midwestern trees, shrubs, and woody plants, leading designers and plant experts will help you rethink the way you choose and manage trees and shrubs. The program will be held during two Thursday morning sessions and will include lively presentations of the best new information on the selection and care of hardy, versatile trees and shrubs.  

When: The conference will take place September 17 and 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 


Craig Bergmann, RLA, ASLA, President, Craig Bergmann Landscape Design, Inc. 

Fredric Miller, PhD, Professor of Horticulture, Joliet Junior College and Senior Scientist,Entomology, The Morton Arboretum 

Chad Rigsby, PhD, Research Scientist and Technical Support Specialist, Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories

Allyson Salisbury, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Arboriculture, The Morton Arboretum

Lydia Scott, Director, The Chicago Region Trees Initiative; The Morton Arboretum

Todd West, PhD, Director, North Dakota State University Woody Plant Improvement Program

Who Should Attend:

This conference will be valuable for anyone who is interested in trees and shrubs, from avid home gardeners and landowners to green-industry professionals, such as nursery practitioners, arborists, estate gardeners, land managers, landscape designers, landscape architects, landscape contractors, parks and recreation professionals, and municipal foresters. The conference will provide cutting-edge information and networking opportunities for a broad range of audiences and professions.