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OAKtober Celebration:
Tree and Shrub Sale


OAKtober Celebration:
Tree and Shrub Sale

Sunday, October 02

9 AM - 2 PM

All Ages, with Adult


Bring the family and join us for a celebration of oak trees and fall. Select the perfect native shrub or tree for your yard at our sale (9am–2pm). Join us for nature-themed activities and guided tours of the autumnal woodland (12–2pm).

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Oak woodlands define the unique natural landscape of Lake County. 

Discover the important role oaks play in our woodlands and what we're doing to ensure the continued survival of oaks and the animals that rely on them. Join us for expert-led walks about the Woodland Habitat Restoration project, the unique Flatwood Ponds (and the animals who live there) found at Ryerson and how we are reaching into the community and partnering with homeowners to spread our conservation efforts.

Guided fall walks, a touch table, crafts and kid-friendly nature activities will introduce the whole family to oak trees and the animals that depend upon them.

FREE. No registration required.

Adult supervision required.

Browse Native Plant Resources & Learn How to Properly Plant a Tree

Meet at Brushwood Lot.

Please note: Pets are not allowed at Ryerson Woods. Service animals permitted.

Email with questions or to inquire about accommodations.

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Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area 21950 North Riverwoods Road
Riverwoods, IL, 60015

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