We need your help.
Chicago’s regional forest is a critical asset that needs our protection. Trees clean air and water, help to manage stormwater, improve our property values, create habitat for wildlife, and provide significant social and health benefits. In short, trees improve our quality of life.
But trees need our help. They face threats such as invasive plants including buckthorn and honeysuckle, pests such as the emerald ash borer, and a lack of funding for proper tree care. These issues are having significant impacts on the health and survival of our regional forest.
If you enjoy learning about trees and sharing that knowledge with others, consider becoming a Community Tree Champion!