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JANUARY 2018

 

Partner event: January 16-17- Illinois Green Industry Association's InvigorateU Conference. InVigorateU is an intensive educational event for landscape architects, growers, retailers, irrigation contractors,turf professionals, arborists and landscape foremen. This event is geared toward those looking not only for continuing education credits, but also for practical and productive learningin a “let’s get to work” setting.

 
January 30- Oak Pests and Diseases Workshop. Come learn about the pests and diseases that most threaten oak trees in Illinois- and what you can do about it. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Thornhill Education Center at The Morton Arboretum. $20 per person, lunch included. Register here.

 

Partner Event: January 31-February 2- Illinois Landscape Contractors Association iLandscape: the Illinois and Wisconsin Landscape Show. iLandscape is the show for today’s landscape professional. It is a show you will look forward to, eagerly attend, and talk about months after the show has concluded. iLandscape is the show that Midwestern landscape professionals deserve. 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 2018

 

February 21- 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. The Chicago Region Trees Initiative,  the Forest Preserve District of Lake County, Ringers Landscaping, and the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association have partnered to teach landscape professionals how to manage and eradicate this invasive species and to communicate these concerns to their clients. The workshop 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. 9-11 a.m. at the Forest Preserve District of Lake County Operations Headquarters, 19808 W. Grand Ave., Lindenhurst, IL  60046. Free. Register here.

 

February 28- 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. The Chicago Region Trees Initiative,  the Forest Preserves of Cook County, Ringers Landscaping, and the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association have partnered to teach landscape professionals how to manage and eradicate this invasive species and to communicate these concerns to their clients. The workshop 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. 9-11 a.m. at Salt Creek Resource Management facility (500 Ogden Ave, Western Springs, IL 60558). 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

 

 

MARCH 2018

 

Partner event: March 1-2- Illinois Landscape Contractors Association Mastering Foremanship Training. Train foremen how to be better leaders and managers of people and projects.Capped at 50 Spanish-speaking foremen, 50 English-speaking foremen
 
Partner event: March 15-16- Illinois Landscape Contractors Association Field Staff Skills Training. Capped at 200 English and Spanish-speaking laborers, foremen, and supervisors in landscaping and municipal work. Train your English & Spanish-speaking labor force on technical topics. 
 
 

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 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.

 

April 27- Happy Arbor Day!

 

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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