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December 2018

 

Partner Event: December 11 and 12- Illinois Arborist Association Conference and Trade Show. Tinley Park Convention Center

 

December 13- CRTI Community Tree Network. Thinking Beyond Planting a Tree: Companion Planting for Healthier Trees with  with Gerry Wilhelm. Plants don’t live alone, but we often "plop trees into a heavy clay hole and hope they survive". Come learn from Gerry Wilhelm, co-author of Plants of the Chicago Region and the more recent Flora of the Chicago Region, how planting companions around new trees will lead to healthier trees and more beautiful and functional neighborhoods.The Morton arboretum, Founders Room, 1-4 p.m. Register here.

 

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 2019

 

January 9- CRTI Partner Recognition Celebration. Enjoy a keynote from Professor Nalini M. Nadkarni of the University of Utah on “Branching out: forging novel partnerships to inspire care of our trees” and celebrate achievements in forestry in the Chicago Region over dinner and drinks. 2 to 7 p.m. at The Morton Arboretum. Register here.

 

January 17Urban Forest Management and Planning Workshop. The morning sessions address the level of detail and data quality associated with three types of street tree inventories: traditional field-based surveys by experts, citizen science inventories conducted by nonexpert volunteers, and virtual surveys conducted remotely using Google Street View imagery. The afternoon will focus on creating equitable urban forests through research, outreach, management, and planning, with presentations on iTree Landscape in planning and education, understanding inequity in urban forests and modeling future changes, and community engagement through urban tree data collection and analysis. Hosted by The Center for Tree Science and Chicago Region Trees Initiative at The Morton Arboretum from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Free. Register Here.

 

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

 

 

February 2019

 

 

 

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

 

 

March 2019

 

 

 

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

 

 

April 2019

 

April 9-10. Spring 2019 CRTI Urban Forestry Basic Training will be on April 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and an optional second day focused on chainsaw basics on April 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Round Lake Public Works (751 W. Townline Road, Round Lake, IL 60073). Registration will open in late winter. Sample program here.

 

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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