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OCTOBER 2017

 

OAKtober 2017. Check here for OAKtober events hosted across the state of Illinois!

 

October 12- CRTI Annual Partner Recognition Celebration. Join us as we gather our partners to collect an inventory of every public tree in Pullman, then relax with drinks and a light dinner in the historic Chicago Pullman neighborhood. 12 to 7 p.m. Please RSVP here. If you would like to nominate someone for an Urban Forestry Award, please use this form.

 

October TBDCRTI Community Tree Network: Where and Why to Plant Native Trees in Evanston at the Ladd Arboretum and Ecology Center. The Community Tree Network is a peer to peer mentoring program to share expertise and provide mentorship to other urban foresters, tree commissions, forestry advocates, public works administration, and budget managers. More information will be posted soon.

 

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 2017

 

Partner Event: Online Course: Urban Forest Adaptation Planning and Practices. The Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science and USDA Northern Forests Climate Hub are offering the Forest Adaptation Planning and Practices training as an online course for urban foresters and natural resource managers (7, 1.5 hour sessions). This unique opportunity provides hands-on training in considering climate change information and identifying adaptation actions for urban forestry and natural resources management professionals. Participants will receive coaching and feedback on their own real-world climate adaptation project. November 7, 21 2017; December 5, 19 2017; January 2, 16, 30 2018. Free, ceus available. See flyer here

 

Partner Event: November 9:- Openlands Annual Luncheon will take place on Thursday, November 9.  This year, the Conservation Leadership Award will be presented to The Morton Arboretum and the Keynote Speaker will be Ed Collins of the McHenry County Conservation District.

 

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 29- CRTI and Illinois Landscape Contractor's "Beating Buckthorn in the Landscape" Webinar. This webinar designed for landscape contractors will cover why buckthorn and woody invasive need to be removed from client properties, how to convince clients about the importance of this work, and how to effectively eradicate and remove the woody invasives. More information to come.

 

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

 

 

JANUARY 2018

 

 

FEBRUARY 2018

 

 

MARCH 2018

 

 

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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