Event calendar

Name That Tree

Event information

Date: Saturday, June 10, 2023

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: Ages 12 or older.

Contact: 815-722-9470

Location: McKinley Woods — Frederick's Grove

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A natural surface trail winding through a lush green forest. Photo by Anthony Schalk

Event details

Gain an appreciation for the diverse trees in the preserves. In this beginner’s program, you’ll learn leaf identification, bark types and how to use a dichotomous key to identify native trees. Foster a connection with the forest by learning the name of a tree. Previous experience and equipment are not required.

Event requirements

Registration required by Friday, June 9: 815-722-9470.


This is an inclusive program, welcoming individuals of all abilities. Please dress for the weather.

This hike will be 1 mile to 2 miles long on natural surfaces across uneven terrain. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should mention their request when registering or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.