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JULY 2018

 

July 17- Community Tree Network: Nursery Tour. Join your fellow forestry colleagues on a tour of three nurseries. Meet at The Morton Arboretum Visitor’s Center parking lot (4100 IL Route 53, Lisle) at 8:00 a.m. to board the bus. We'll be visiting three nurseries to learn about their unique production practices and tour their fields. During the tour, we will visit Wasco Nursery in St. Charles, Doty Nursery in Maple Park, and Hinsdale Nursery in Willow Brook. Lunch will be provided. 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Registration is $5 (collected at the door) and space is limited. Register here. See flier here.

 

Partner Event: July 10 to August 2-The TreeKeepers Program. This program is an eight day course with classroom and field components. Some of the topics covered include tree biology, soils, tree identification, pruning, tree selection, planting and mulching, and pests and diseases. The certification course costs $128 (limited scholarships available). For more information, please contact treekeepers@openlands.org or visit www.openlands.org/treekeepers. Arlington Heights

 

Partner Event: July 22 - September 2. The Promise of an Acorn art exhibition (Opening Reception on 7/22, 1-3pm). Our exhibition will focus not just on the oak itself, but also on the unique habitat it creates, the other species it supports, and its impact on the environment and culture.  Your artwork can focus on any part of this theme, and does not necessarily have to feature the oak itself.  We welcome a wide range of styles, subject matter, media, and interpretations of the theme. 

 

Partner event: Ongoing. Openlands hosts events every month of the year for people who want to learn more about trees and our connection to them. Join us for Tree Walks, Tree Plantings, and Tree Care events throughout the region. For more information contact trees@openlands.org

 

 

AUGUST 2018

 

Partner Event: July 22 - September 2The Promise of an Acorn art exhibition (Opening Reception on 7/22, 1-3pm). Our exhibition will focus not just on the oak itself, but also on the unique habitat it creates, the other species it supports, and its impact on the environment and culture.  Your artwork can focus on any part of this theme, and does not necessarily have to feature the oak itself.  We welcome a wide range of styles, subject matter, media, and interpretations of the theme. 

 

August 28-29- CRTI Urban Forestry Basic Training in the Memorial Building in the Riverdale Park District (151 W. 137th Street). CRTI's full day, hands on training event for non-forestry professionals who work with trees. Our expert-led sessions will include important forestry topics such as safety, tree selection, planting and pruning, the importance of roots and bark, providing proper tree care, and avoiding tree damage during construction. The second day will be an optional training focused on chainsaw basics and safety. The event, held twice each year in locations around the region, cost $25 and include lunch and training materials. Registation will open in laste summer.

 

Partner event: Ongoing. Openlands hosts events every month of the year for people who want to learn more about trees and our connection to them. Join us for Tree Walks, Tree Plantings, and Tree Care events throughout the region. For more information contact trees@openlands.org

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2018

 

Partner Event: July 22 - September 2- The Promise of an Acorn art exhibition (Opening Reception on 7/22, 1-3pm). Our exhibition will focus not just on the oak itself, but also on the unique habitat it creates, the other species it supports, and its impact on the environment and culture.  Your artwork can focus on any part of this theme, and does not necessarily have to feature the oak itself.  We welcome a wide range of styles, subject matter, media, and interpretations of the theme. 

 

Partner event: Ongoing. Openlands hosts events every month of the year for people who want to learn more about trees and our connection to them. Join us for Tree Walks, Tree Plantings, and Tree Care events throughout the region. For more information contact trees@openlands.org

 

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