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AUGUST 2018

 

Partner Event: July 22 - September 2The Promise of an Acorn art exhibition (Opening Reception on 7/22, 1-3pm). Our exhibition will focus not just on the oak itself, but also on the unique habitat it creates, the other species it supports, and its impact on the environment and culture.  Your artwork can focus on any part of this theme, and does not necessarily have to feature the oak itself.  We welcome a wide range of styles, subject matter, media, and interpretations of the theme. 

 
Partner Event: August 22- Forest Preserves of Cook County's The Climbing Arborist. What do you do without a bucket truck?  Maintaining the Urban Forest is a primary responsibility of the climbing arborist. Within the urban environment there is often no accessibility for trucks and equipment to complete pruning or removal work, especially with residential targets surrounding the tree. In these cases, physically climbing the tree is necessary in order to prune it or remove the tree entirely. Where there are weak branch unions found in the canopy, a cabling system can be installed to support the tree’s structure. This class will examine some of the processes and procedures followed while working ‘at height’.  Aerial equipment & work positions will be reviewed as well as the safety standards followed for canopy tree work. Class will be submitted to ISA for 2 potential CEUs. Instructor: Todd Kramer, Training & Performance Manager, Kramer Tree Specialists, Inc. Crabtree Nature Center 12:00pm-2:00pm. Contact Lindsay Ivanyi via email (lindsay.ivanyi@cookcountyil.gov to register)
 
Partner Event: August 23- Forest Preserves of Cook County's The Climbing Arborist. What do you do without a bucket truck?  Maintaining the Urban Forest is a primary responsibility of the climbing arborist. Within the urban environment there is often no accessibility for trucks and equipment to complete pruning or removal work, especially with residential targets surrounding the tree. In these cases, physically climbing the tree is necessary in order to prune it or remove the tree entirely. Where there are weak branch unions found in the canopy, a cabling system can be installed to support the tree’s structure. This class will examine some of the processes and procedures followed while working ‘at height’.  Aerial equipment & work positions will be reviewed as well as the safety standards followed for canopy tree work. Class will be submitted to ISA for 2 potential CEUs. Instructor: Todd Kramer, Training & Performance Manager, Kramer Tree Specialists, Inc. Salt Creek Resource Management 12:00pm-2:00pm. Contact Lindsay Ivanyi via email (lindsay.ivanyi@cookcountyil.gov to register)
 
Partner Event: August 24- Forest Preserves of Cook County's The Climbing Arborist. What do you do without a bucket truck?  Maintaining the Urban Forest is a primary responsibility of the climbing arborist. Within the urban environment there is often no accessibility for trucks and equipment to complete pruning or removal work, especially with residential targets surrounding the tree. In these cases, physically climbing the tree is necessary in order to prune it or remove the tree entirely. Where there are weak branch unions found in the canopy, a cabling system can be installed to support the tree’s structure. This class will examine some of the processes and procedures followed while working ‘at height’.  Aerial equipment & work positions will be reviewed as well as the safety standards followed for canopy tree work. Class will be submitted to ISA for 2 potential CEUs. Instructor: Todd Kramer, Training & Performance Manager, Kramer Tree Specialists, Inc. Little Red Schoolhouse 12:00pm-2:00pm. Contact Lindsay Ivanyi via email (lindsay.ivanyi@cookcountyil.gov to register)
 
August 28-29- CRTI Urban Forestry Basic Training in the Memorial Building at Riverdale Park (151 W. 137th Street). CRTI'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 training costs $25 for one day, $30 for both and includes lunch and training materials. Register here.

 

Partner Event: August 29- The Urban Wood Network's "How to Do Urban Wood" Webinar Series:  Urban Lumber - How to Produce and Market It. This series of free webinars highlights urban wood field experts sharing how they’ve successfully utilized urban wood. Urban wood enthusiasts from every link in the urban wood supply chain will gain a better understanding of how others in every link of the supply chain have successfully been involved in utilizing urban through their own ingenuity and through networking with others in the urban wood community. Learn more.
 
 

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

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2018

 

Partner Event: July 22 - September 2The Promise of an Acorn art exhibition (Opening Reception on 7/22, 1-3pm). Our exhibition will focus not just on the oak itself, but also on the unique habitat it creates, the other species it supports, and its impact on the environment and culture.  Your artwork can focus on any part of this theme, and does not necessarily have to feature the oak itself.  We welcome a wide range of styles, subject matter, media, and interpretations of the theme. 

 

Partner Event: September 6- Midwest Tree and Shrub Conference: Resilient Plants for a Lasting Landscape. Get the latest on the selection and care of hardy, versatile trees and shrubs from leading designers and plant experts. Learn more. The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL,  8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
 
 
Partner Event: September 14 - The Morton Arboretum's Basic Tree ID. Learn to identify the common trees you see in local preserves or in your neighborhood.  Use characteristics such as leaves, bark, branches, flowers, and fruit to ID a tree. Learn to use keys and field guides. Walk the grounds of the Arboretum with an expert, who will point out key identifiers of common trees. Learn more. The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL, 9:30 to noon
 
 
Partner Event: September 15- The Morton Arboretum's Trees of Illinois I. Learn to identify the trees you see every day in the woodlands and neighborhoods of the Chicago region at The Morton Arboretum. Learn more. The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 
 
PArtner Event: September 16 - October 11Openlands' Fall TreeKeepers Course. The TreeKeepers Program is an eight day course with classroom and field components. Some of the topics covered include tree biology, soils, tree identification, pruning, tree selection, planting and mulching, and pests and diseases. $128 includes TreeKeepers Program Manual, safety glasses, and upon completion, a TreeKeepers certificate, badge, and t-shirt. Limited scholarships available. 11am - 3pm on Sundays, 6 - 8:30pm on Thursdays at Welles Park Fieldhouse, 2333 W. Sunnyside Ave., Chicago, IL 60625. Contact Treekeepers@openlands.org with questions! 
 
 
Partner Event: September 19- Forest Preserves of Cook County's Bark and Ambrosia Beetles: Ecology, Impacts, and Collection Methods. Bark and ambrosia beetles are an enormously diverse subfamily of weevils found all over the world. Associated with most major groups of terrestrial plants, these insects play major roles in the natural environment and many are significant forest and agricultural pests. This class will address the ecology of bark beetles with special emphasis on the ones capable of causing substantial socio-economic losses. An outdoor component will demonstrate trapping and collection methods used in early detection surveys. Class will be submitted to ISA for 2 potential CEUs. Instructor: Nick Furlan, Pest Survey Specialist for Illinois, with USDA-APHIS-PPQ. River Trail Nature Center 12:00pm-2:00pm. Contact Lindsay Ivanyi via email (lindsay.ivanyi@cookcountyil.gov to register)
 
 
Partner Event: September 20- Forest Preserves of Cook County's Bark and Ambrosia Beetles: Ecology, Impacts, and Collection Methods. Bark and ambrosia beetles are an enormously diverse subfamily of weevils found all over the world. Associated with most major groups of terrestrial plants, these insects play major roles in the natural environment and many are significant forest and agricultural pests. This class will address the ecology of bark beetles with special emphasis on the ones capable of causing substantial socio-economic losses. An outdoor component will demonstrate trapping and collection methods used in early detection surveys. Class will be submitted to ISA for 2 potential CEUs. Instructor: Nick Furlan, Pest Survey Specialist for Illinois, with USDA-APHIS-PPQ. Sand Ridge Nature Center 12:00pm-2:00pm. Contact Lindsay Ivanyi via email (lindsay.ivanyi@cookcountyil.gov to register)
 
 
Partner Event: September 21- Forest Preserves of Cook County's Bark and Ambrosia Beetles: Ecology, Impacts, and Collection Methods. Bark and ambrosia beetles are an enormously diverse subfamily of weevils found all over the world. Associated with most major groups of terrestrial plants, these insects play major roles in the natural environment and many are significant forest and agricultural pests. This class will address the ecology of bark beetles with special emphasis on the ones capable of causing substantial socio-economic losses. An outdoor component will demonstrate trapping and collection methods used in early detection surveys. Class will be submitted to ISA for 2 potential CEUs. Instructor: Nick Furlan, Pest Survey Specialist for Illinois, with USDA-APHIS-PPQ. Salt Creek Resource Management 12:00pm-2:00pm. Contact Lindsay Ivanyi via email (lindsay.ivanyi@cookcountyil.gov to register)
 
 
Partner Event: September 26- The Urban Wood Network's "How to Do Urban Wood" Webinar Series:  Producing Urban Wood Products - What, How and Where. This series of free webinars highlights urban wood field experts sharing how they’ve successfully utilized urban wood. Urban wood enthusiasts from every link in the urban wood supply chain will gain a better understanding of how others in every link of the supply chain have successfully been involved in utilizing urban through their own ingenuity and through networking with others in the urban wood community. Learn more.
 
 

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

 

 

OAKtober 2018

 

Partner Event: October 6 - The Morton Arboretum's Basic Tree ID. Learn to identify the common trees you see in local preserves or in your neighborhood.  Use characteristics such as leaves, bark, branches, flowers, and fruit to ID a tree. Learn to use keys and field guides. Walk the grounds of the Arboretum with an expert, who will point out key identifiers of common trees. Learn more. The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL, 9:30 to noon
 
 
Partner Event: October 15-17- The Morton Arboretum's Landscape Below Ground IV: International Conference on Tree Root Development in Urban Soils. At the conference, professionals will have an unparalleled opportunity to learn about the latest research and best management practices for establishing and maintaining trees’ roots in challenging urban situations. Top scientists and practitioners from around the world will present knowledge from a wide range of disciplines, to help managers and policymakers choose, site, plant, and care for healthier, longer-lived trees by focusing on trees’ critical and vulnerable root systems. Speakers will address such topics as the design and constraints of planting trees in urban streetscapes, nursery production, soil selection and amendment, tree root architecture, and tree stability. Learn more. The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL
 
 
Partner Event: October 16- Illinois Landscape Contractors Association's Impact Conference: Building Sustainable Landscapes
 
 
Partner Event: October 25- The Urban Wood Network's "How to Do Urban Wood" Webinar Series:  Starting a State Urban Wood Network. This series of free webinars highlights urban wood field experts sharing how they’ve successfully utilized urban wood. Urban wood enthusiasts from every link in the urban wood supply chain will gain a better understanding of how others in every link of the supply chain have successfully been involved in utilizing urban through their own ingenuity and through networking with others in the urban wood community. Learn more.

 

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 2018

 

Partner Event: November 7-8- The Arbor Day Foundation's Partners in Community Forestry conference is the largest international gathering of urban forestry practitioners, advocates, researchers, and government leaders. At this year’s conference in Orange County, California, you will be among fellow attendees who are passionate about all things trees — from planting and tending to the latest research. Everyone comes together to share their best practices and find new ideas to bring home.

 

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 2018

 

Partner Event: December 11 and 12- Illinois Arborist Association Conference and Trade Show. Tinley Park Convention Center

 

December 13- CRTI Community Tree Network. Landscape Approach to Trees with Gerry Wilhelm. Plants don’t live alone, but we often plop trees into a heavy clay hole and hope they survive. Come learn from Gerry Wilhelm, co-author of Plants of the Chicago Region and the more recent Flora of the Chicago Region, how planting companions around new trees will lead to healthier trees, more beautiful and functional neighborhoods, and The Morton arboretum, Founders Room, 1-4 p.m. Registration open in fall 2018.

 

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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