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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 workshop. ‘Thinking beyond Planting the Tree: Companion Plants for Healthier Trees’ with Jerry Wilhelm and Roy Diblik. Plants don’t live alone in nature, but we often "plop trees into a heavy clay hole and hope they survive." Come learn from Jerry Wilhelm, celebrated co-author of Plants of the Chicago Region and the more recent Flora of the Chicago Region, and Roy Diblik, ‘prairie whisperer,’ native plant grower, and author of The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden. They’ll discuss how companion plants can provide better growing environments for trees, why wood mulch may not always be the best fertilizer, and where sedges can be as cost effective as turfgrass. Attendees will have a chance to discuss and troubleshoot real-world tree survival challenges. ISA CEU credits available. The Morton Arboretum, Founders Room, December 13, 1-4 p.m.  Register 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

 

January 2019

 

January 9- CRTI Partner Recognition Celebration. Join us for the release our our new Master Plan! 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 8 p.m. at The Morton Arboretum. Attendees will help us donate trees to a community in the Chicago Region. Register here.

 

January 17Urban Forest Management and Planning Workshop. The morning sessions address the level of detail and data quality associated with three types of street tree inventories: traditional field-based surveys by experts, citizen science inventories conducted by nonexpert volunteers, and virtual surveys conducted remotely using Google Street View imagery. The afternoon will focus on creating equitable urban forests through research, outreach, management, and planning, with presentations on iTree Landscape in planning and education, understanding inequity in urban forests and modeling future changes, and community engagement through urban tree data collection and analysis. Hosted by The Center for Tree Science and Chicago Region Trees Initiative at The Morton Arboretum from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Free. Register 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

 

 

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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