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JULY 2018

 

Partner Event: July 25- Free Webinar: Illinois Urban Wood's Urban Tree Removals – Reducing Costs and Promoting Utilization. Urban forests can be sustainably managed from ‘seed to sawdust’ by capturing valuable urban forest products from urban trees that need to be removed. This webinar will show different models of full circle urban forest stewardship that are used to reclaim urban forest products from those felled trees, and what strategies have been employed to support the reclamation of those urban forest products. 12:00 p.m. CT. Register 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. 

 
Partner Event: August 7- The Conservation Foundation's Identifying and Controlling Invasive Plants Workshop. Learn how to identify and control pesky invasive non-native plants and how to replace them. Several species which can cause extensive damage include plants such as garlic mustard, buckthorn, honeysuckle and phragmities. Co-sponsored by The Conservation Foundation, University of IL Extension, and Oswego Public Library. Who should attend? landowners, public and commercial maintenance staff, local officials, and anyone with an interest in nature! To register for the program, go to the library's calendar at www.oswego.lib.il.us/evanced/lib/eventcalendar.asp, then go to the August 7 program date and click on it. For more information about this free program, phone 630-553-0687 x204.
 

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

 

 

OAKtober 2018

 

 

 

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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