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Master Plan 2050

Learn how we can achieve a healthier, more equitable regional forest

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Get involved and help CRTI advance our four key priorities.

The Chicago Region Trees Initiative needs partners like you to ensure that trees are healthier, more abundant, more diverse, and more equitably distributed to provide important benefits to all people and communities in the Chicago region.

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    • Encourage everyone to correctly plant and care for trees so they stay healthy and grow to maturity
    • Connect with people so they better understand the value of trees and can become advocates for trees in their communities
    • Help homeowners, landowners, agencies, communities, and organizations across the Chicago region understand why an increased canopy is important
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    • Ensure that people are trained to plant and care for trees correctly
    • Protect and expand planting of trees as critical infrastructure
    • Advocate for more trees for under-resourced communities and neighborhoods
    • Collect and communicate the latest tree science and urban forestry information
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    • Help residents and communities recognize the importance of tree diversity
    • Advocate for ordinances, policies, and incentives for the management of woody invasive species, pests, and pathogens
    • Lower costs by investing in urban forestry for ongoing management of pests, routine pruning, and health assessments
    • Use CRTI’s regional, county, and local mapping of tree species diversity to more effectively manage the urban forest
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    • Expand biological diversity of native oak ecosystems and increase regeneration of oaks and associated species
    • Increase awareness and protection of core remnant oak ecosystems on public and private land, which are our natural heritage and in need of protection
    • Secure government funding and expand public/private partnerships to fund oak ecosystem protection, management, and scientific research

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We work to achieve our vision that trees will be more healthy, abundant, diverse, and equitably distributed to benefit all people and ecosystems. We offer a wide range of programs and support services related to areas such as funding, tree health, communications, sustainability, stewardship, corporate engagement, and more.

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