Making a difference together

You don’t have to be a professional arborist to make a difference in the regional forest. If you care about the trees around you, you can have an impact and leave a legacy in your community!

Donate to CRTI

You can make a difference! CRTI supports many programs to improve the health and diversity of the regional forest. Your support enables us to educate residents and landowners and managers in order to ensure that the right trees are planted in the right place and given the proper care.

Support CRTI

Join a Work Group

CRTI work groups develop programs to address gaps in the care of the Chicago region forest. They include individuals and organizations from a variety of backgrounds working together to improve the quality of life for the region’s residents.

Learn about work groups

Help us improve the health of the Chicago region by joining the Community Tree Champion volunteer program.

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Get Recognized for Effort in Your Own Backyard

Register your yard with the Conservation@Home, Conservation@Work, or Conservation@School programs. The different programs are designated by county; find yours below.