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SEPTEMBER 2018

 

Partner Event: September 19- Forest Preserves of Cook County's Bark and Ambrosia Beetles: Ecology, Impacts, and Collection Methods. Bark and ambrosia beetles are an enormously diverse subfamily of weevils found all over the world. Associated with most major groups of terrestrial plants, these insects play major roles in the natural environment and many are significant forest and agricultural pests. This class will address the ecology of bark beetles with special emphasis on the ones capable of causing substantial socio-economic losses. An outdoor component will demonstrate trapping and collection methods used in early detection surveys. Class will be submitted to ISA for 2 potential CEUs. Instructor: Nick Furlan, Pest Survey Specialist for Illinois, with USDA-APHIS-PPQ. River Trail Nature Center 12:00pm-2:00pm. Contact Lindsay Ivanyi via email (lindsay.ivanyi@cookcountyil.gov to register)

 
 
Partner Event: September 20- Forest Preserves of Cook County's Bark and Ambrosia Beetles: Ecology, Impacts, and Collection Methods. Bark and ambrosia beetles are an enormously diverse subfamily of weevils found all over the world. Associated with most major groups of terrestrial plants, these insects play major roles in the natural environment and many are significant forest and agricultural pests. This class will address the ecology of bark beetles with special emphasis on the ones capable of causing substantial socio-economic losses. An outdoor component will demonstrate trapping and collection methods used in early detection surveys. Class will be submitted to ISA for 2 potential CEUs. Instructor: Nick Furlan, Pest Survey Specialist for Illinois, with USDA-APHIS-PPQ. Sand Ridge Nature Center 12:00pm-2:00pm. Contact Lindsay Ivanyi via email (lindsay.ivanyi@cookcountyil.gov to register)
 
 
Partner Event: September 20Illinois Arborist Assocation's October NEMFSeptember 20. Oak Wilt. Chelsi Abbott, Davey Tree Experts will be discussing dispersal, symptoms, patterns, lookalikes and management practices of oak wilt. 10:00-12:00pm at the Village of Arlington Heights, 222 North Ridge Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60005. Lunch provided and sponsored by BOB BALAS, GREAT LAKES TREE-MEK.Please RSVP: Email April Toney at april@illinoisarborist.org or call 877-617-8887.
 
 
Partner Event: September 21- Forest Preserves of Cook County's Bark and Ambrosia Beetles: Ecology, Impacts, and Collection Methods. Bark and ambrosia beetles are an enormously diverse subfamily of weevils found all over the world. Associated with most major groups of terrestrial plants, these insects play major roles in the natural environment and many are significant forest and agricultural pests. This class will address the ecology of bark beetles with special emphasis on the ones capable of causing substantial socio-economic losses. An outdoor component will demonstrate trapping and collection methods used in early detection surveys. Class will be submitted to ISA for 2 potential CEUs. Instructor: Nick Furlan, Pest Survey Specialist for Illinois, with USDA-APHIS-PPQ. Salt Creek Resource Management 12:00pm-2:00pm. Contact Lindsay Ivanyi via email (lindsay.ivanyi@cookcountyil.gov to register)
 
 
Partner Event: September 26- The Urban Wood Network's "How to Do Urban Wood" Webinar Series:  Producing Urban Wood Products - What, How and Where. This series of free webinars highlights urban wood field experts sharing how they’ve successfully utilized urban wood. Urban wood enthusiasts from every link in the urban wood supply chain will gain a better understanding of how others in every link of the supply chain have successfully been involved in utilizing urban through their own ingenuity and through networking with others in the urban wood community. Learn more.
 
 
Partner Event: September 30- Lake County Forest Preserves' 'Your Oak Woodland Neighborhood' at Edward L. Ryerson WoodsJoin staff from the Lake County Forest Preserves and Morton Arboretum for a guided tour through recently restored oak woodlands at Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area (Riverwoods). Discover the natural treasures that have returned to this ecological gem. A separate, children's program will run concurrent with the adult presentation. Staff will highlight specific restoration efforts at Ryerson and share ideas for native landscping that will enhance the surrounding landscape. Preserve neighbors, students and private landowners will learn focused ways to help restore our Urban Tree Canopy. Children ages 4-11 will join education staff for a program all thier own discovering the magic of an oak woodland through hands-on discovery and outdoor exploration. FREE. Registration requested.
 
 

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: October 6 - The Morton Arboretum's Basic Tree ID. Learn to identify the common trees you see in local preserves or in your neighborhood.  Use characteristics such as leaves, bark, branches, flowers, and fruit to ID a tree. Learn to use keys and field guides. Walk the grounds of the Arboretum with an expert, who will point out key identifiers of common trees. Learn more. The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL, 9:30 to noon
 
 
Partner Event: October 15-17- The Morton Arboretum's Landscape Below Ground IV: International Conference on Tree Root Development in Urban Soils. At the conference, professionals will have an unparalleled opportunity to learn about the latest research and best management practices for establishing and maintaining trees’ roots in challenging urban situations. Top scientists and practitioners from around the world will present knowledge from a wide range of disciplines, to help managers and policymakers choose, site, plant, and care for healthier, longer-lived trees by focusing on trees’ critical and vulnerable root systems. Speakers will address such topics as the design and constraints of planting trees in urban streetscapes, nursery production, soil selection and amendment, tree root architecture, and tree stability. Learn more. The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL
 
 
Partner Event: October 15- The Nature, Culture, and Human Health (NCH2) Network's Nature: Stress’ Antidote Symposium. The NCH2 Network connects people with interests in investigating and applying knowledge about the health benefits of nature to improve the health and well-being of our communities. 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Chicago Botanic Graden.
 
 
Partner Event: October 16- Illinois Landscape Contractors Association's Impact Conference: Building Sustainable Landscapes
 
 
Partner Event: October 16- Green Drinks - Park Ridge's "Oaktober Awareness." Robyn Flakne, arborist in Glenview and CRTI member will discuss the importance of oaks. The public is invited to grab a drink and join in the discussion. No cost to attend, but participants pay their own tabs. 7 p.m. at Harp & Fiddle (110 Main St. Park Ridge).
 
 
Partner Event: October 25- The Urban Wood Network's "How to Do Urban Wood" Webinar Series:  Starting a State Urban Wood Network. This series of free webinars highlights urban wood field experts sharing how they’ve successfully utilized urban wood. Urban wood enthusiasts from every link in the urban wood supply chain will gain a better understanding of how others in every link of the supply chain have successfully been involved in utilizing urban through their own ingenuity and through networking with others in the urban wood community. Learn more.
 
 
Partner Event: October 25- Illinois Arborist Assocation's October NEMF: A Field and Lab Tour of the New Plant Development Program at Morton Arboretum. Learn about the ongoing work of the Morton Arboretum’s breeding program while touring the newly renovated research lab and the ever-evolving Tree Breeding Nursery. The new tree and shrub breeder, Kim Shearer, will be providing a guided tour of breeding projects, plants in the pipeline, and Chicagoland Grows(R) trees on the grounds of the Morton Arboretum. 10:00-12:00pm at The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL 60532.  Note:  Park at the Visitor Center and then head to the tram circle, you will be picked up there.  We plan to depart the tram circle by 10:15a.  That should give everyone plenty of time to get from the parking lot to the tram, etc.  The tour will include the Tree Breeding Nursery, background on the New Plant Development Program and Chicagoland Grows, and a visit to the new lab.  And for those who want to hang out afterward, I’ll point out some spots on our map where some of the original trees for a couple of our introductions are located on the west side of the Arboretum. Please RSVP: Email April Toney at april@illinoisarborist.org or call 877-617-8887.

 

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 2018

 

Partner Event: November 7-8- The Arbor Day Foundation's Partners in Community Forestry conference is the largest international gathering of urban forestry practitioners, advocates, researchers, and government leaders. At this year’s conference in Orange County, California, you will be among fellow attendees who are passionate about all things trees — from planting and tending to the latest research. Everyone comes together to share their best practices and find new ideas to bring home.

 

Partner Event: November 15- Illinois Arborist Association's NEMF: Growing an Urban Forest: Goals for the Chicago Region. In 2010, the Chicago Region had a canopy cover of 15.5% and numerous challenges keeping the urban forest from flourishing. Since then, more than 150 partners collaborating on the Chicago Region Trees Initiative have been chipping away at those challenges and are soon to post ambitious goals for 2050. The forthcoming CRTI Master Plan focuses on four overarching goals to ensure that the Region’s trees are healthier, more abundant, more diverse, and more equitably distributed to provide needed benefits to all people and the wildlife that live in the Chicago region. These goals are 1) Educate People to Value Trees, 2) Increase the Chicago Region’s Tree Canopy, 3) Reduce Impacts to Trees from Threats, and 4) Enhance Oak Ecosystems. How do you fit into the 2050 goals? Are we delusional for expecting 22 million trees to be planted by 2050? Does climate change make these goals moot? Come to the November 15 NEMF meeting to hear answers to these questions and to weigh in. Village of Arlington Heights, 222 North Ridge Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60005. Cost: $10 if staying for lunch. Please RSVP: Email April Toney at april@illinoisarborist.org or call 877-617-8887.

 

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 2018

 

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

 

December 13- CRTI Community Tree Network. Landscape Approach to Trees 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, more beautiful and functional neighborhoods, and The Morton arboretum, Founders Room, 1-4 p.m. Registration open in fall 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

 

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.

 

January 17- "Technology and Urban Tree Management" Symposium. Learn about innovative work on street tree inventories using Google Street View from Ball State University, Depaul University, and the Village of Dolton, IL and about the Healthy Trees, Healthy Cities app and youth training program from The Nature Conservancy. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Morton Arboretum.

 

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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