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NOVEMBER 2017

 

Partner Event: November 16- Illinois Landscape Contractors Association Pruning Workshop (available in English and Spanish). Do you want to learn how to prune according to professional standards or have minimal pruning proficiency and need to brush up on basic pruning specifics? This is the class for you! This half-day class is taught in Spanish in the morning and English in the afternoon. The goal of the workshop is to offer practical pruning skills offered by industry experts that can be implemented right away. Proper pruning skills are vital to field crews. Improve your company’s bottom line by sending out field crews who understand the nuances of pruning. Spring Valley Nature Center (1111 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, IL 60194)

 
 
November 30- CRTI and Illinois Landscape Contractor's "Webinar - Battling Buckthorn: Effective Strategies for Removal, Replacement, and Client Communications.Buckthorn has been identified as an invasive plant by the State of Illinois. Most private property owners don’t realize its harmful effects on surrounding trees, wildlife, and landscapes. ILCA has partnered with the Chicago Region Trees Initiative, based at The Morton Arboretum, to teach landscape professionals how to manage and eradicate this invasive species and to communicate these concerns to their clients. The webinar covers mitigation strategies and discusses screening alternatives and messaging that can be communicated to clients. Attendees will better understand how landscape professionals can take advantage of this threat and turn it into an opportunity to both sell and educate.  Presenters: Lydia Scott, Chicago Regional Trees Initiative; Brandon Losey, Ringer’s Landscaping.10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Free
 
 
November 30- TREE Fund Webinar: Drought Tolerance in Trees – Improving Tree Selection for Challenging Urban Sites. Looking for trees that can establish and survive in challenging urban environments? Of course you are! In this webinar, Dr. Andrew Hirons will explain how drought tolerance is one of the most important determinants of a tree’s ability to survive in the urban forest. You will gain an understanding of the basic mechanisms of drought tolerance and insight into tree mortality from drought, giving you practical strategies for managing trees in urban spaces. Dr. Hirons will also share his latest research on using specific plant traits to improve tree selection decisions for challenging urban sites. Read about Dr. Hirons' work funded by TREE Fund HERE. 12:00 pm. One CEU available from ISA or SAF; must watch live broadcast to receive CEU credit. Webinar will be archived within one week of broadcast at treefund.org/webinars. Free.
 

 

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

 

 

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APRIL 2018

April 4 and 5CRTI 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 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. Registration will open in late winter.

 

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