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MAY 2017

 

Partner event: May 9-10- The Indiana Division of Forestry Tree Steward classes in Hammond, IN.  The classes run for two full days and are a great way for municipal staff, tree and park board members, and enthusiastic residents to gain a basic to intermediate understanding of tree selection, identification, planting, pruning, tree maintenance, soils, and tree pests. You can register online through the DNR Events Calendar (keyword: urban forestry). If you have any questions about the program please feel free to email mlord@dnr.in.gov

 
 

Partner event: May 10-11- UIC Freshwater Lab's Untrouble the Waters: Leading the Future in the Great Lakes. This summit is bringing together mayors, city officials, and researchers to envision and launch projects that benefit communities and watersheds alike.  

 

May 12- CRTI Tree planting at UIC. Help us plant trees- Register hereVolunteers will be meeting at "The Grove" at the corner of Taylor and Morgan at noon.  Thank you for your help!

 

Partner event: May 12-13- Forest Preserve District of DuPage County Native Plant Sale. Want to help pollinators? Then plant native plants! Flowers, grasses, trees, and shrubs perfect for creating habitat in your own backyard. Advice from Forest Preserve District plant experts. Receive tips on attracting butterflies, bees and other pollinators to your garden. View our presale native plant catalog and complete the order form.In the meantime, start planning your garden by signing up for "Native Landscaping 101: All About Plants" on April 23, "Native Landscaping: For Birds, Bees and You" on April 25, and "Native Landscaping 101: Design"  on April 26. Presale orders will be accepted March 13 thru April 17, 2017.

 

Partner Event: May 13- Conserve Lake County stewardship days. Please help Conserve Lake County care for ecologically valuable sites, where you can work on the land and meet other like-minded people. They'll show you everything you need to know for this to be a rewarding and productive day! If conditions allow, they will pull and cut invasive plants in natural areas owned by Libertyville Township and further protected by conservation easements and the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission. Liberty Prairie, Libertyville 9 a.m. to noon

 

 

 

Partner Event: May 16- Conserve Lake County stewardship day. Please help Conserve Lake County care for ecologically valuable sites, where you can work on the land and meet other like-minded people. They'll show you everything you need to know for this to be a rewarding and productive day! If conditions allow, they will pull and cut invasive plants in natural areas owned by Libertyville Township and further protected by conservation easements and the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission. Oak Openings, Grayslake 9 a.m. to noon

 

 

May 16- The Future of Our Forest in Kendall County. Come learn about the canopy cover, forest composition, and forestry challenges in Kendall County and weigh in on the goals we should set for canopy cover, oak ecosystem recovery, and buckthorn removal in Kane County by 2050. 5-7 p.m. Hoover Forest Preserve Meadowhawk Lodge in Yorkville. Register here.

 

Partner event: May 19 – June 3. Conserve Lake County On-site Tree, Shrub, & Plant Sale. Treat yourself to springtime at Almond Marsh, where our helpful staff can assist with your selection of trees, shrubs, flowers and more. (closed Mondays and Tuesdays). 9 am – 3 pm

 

Partner event: May 20. Village of Homer Glen Earth Day-Arbor Day. A celebration to provide education regarding the role that natural resources play in sustaining a high quality of life in the community and to encourage participation in natural resource protection and restoration efforts. Educational exhibits, children's activities, animal presentations, sales including crafts, plants, and eco friendly products. Free 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 16849 S. Cedar Road, Homer Glen, IL 60491.

 
Partner event: May 20 and 27- Illinois Arborist Association's Pest Diagnosis and Management- Abiotic Problems. This IAA Advanced training course will provide an in-depth study of common abiotic stresses tree and woody plants. 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on both Saturdays. Member cost: $150, non-member cost: $190. Email jeannie@illinoisarborist.org for details.
 
 
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
 
 

JUNE 2017

 

Partner event: May 19 – June 3Conserve Lake County On-site Tree, Shrub, & Plant Sale. Treat yourself to springtime at Almond Marsh, where our helpful staff can assist with your selection of trees, shrubs, flowers and more. (closed Mondays and Tuesdays). 9 am – 3 pm

 

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

 

 

JULY 2017

 

July TBDCRTI Community Tree Network: Community Fruit Trees. The Community Tree Network is a peer to peer mentoring program to share expertise and provide mentorship to other urban foresters, tree commissions, forestry advocates, public works administration, and budget managers. More information will be posted soon.

 

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 2017

 

August TBD. Buckthorn Removal and Replacement for Landscapers. This workshop will provide information to landscapers on why to remove buckthorn, how to clear it out effectively, and what to plant in its place for a beautiful and functional landscape. In partnership with the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association. Details will be posted soon.

 

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 2017

 

September 27CRTI Urban Forestry Basic Training in Lincolnshire. 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 event, held twice each year in locations around the region, cost $25 and include lunch and training materials. Registration will open in late 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

 

 

OCTOBER 2017

 

OAKtober 2017. Check here for OAKtober events hosted across the state of Illinois!

 

October TBDCRTI Community Tree Network: Oaks (and other natives) and Wildlife in Evanston. The Community Tree Network is a peer to peer mentoring program to share expertise and provide mentorship to other urban foresters, tree commissions, forestry advocates, public works administration, and budget managers. More information will be posted soon.

 

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

 

 

NOVEMBER 2017

 

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

 

DECEMBER 2017

 

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

 

 

JANUARY 2018

 

 

FEBRUARY 2018

 

 

MARCH 2018

 

 

APRIL 2018

April 4CRTI Urban Forestry Basic Training at Triton College in River GroveCRTI'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 event, held twice each year in locations around the region, cost $25 and include lunch and training materials. Registration will open in late winter.

 

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