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JULY 2018

 

Partner Event: July 13- Openlands' Pests and Diseases of the Urban Forest. Tricia Bethke, Illinois Forest Pest Outreach Coordinator at The Morton Arboretum, will lead a presentation on pests and diseases threatening our urban forests. Light snacks and coffee will be provided. We will finish this training by going to Millennium Park for a hands-on practical. 10am - 1:30pm at Openlands office, 25 E. Washington Suite 1650 in Chicago. Advanced registration is required. Email Treekeepers@openlands.org with questions. Free.

 

July 17- Community Tree Network: Nursery Tour. Join your fellow forestry colleagues on a tour of three nurseries. Meet at The Morton Arboretum Visitor’s Center parking lot (4100 IL Route 53, Lisle) at 8:00 a.m. to board the bus. We'll be visiting three nurseries to learn about their unique production practices and tour their fields. During the tour, we will visit Wasco Nursery in St. Charles, Doty Nursery in Maple Park, and Hinsdale Nursery in Willow Brook. Lunch will be provided. 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Registration is $5 (collected at the door) and space is limited. Register here. See flier here.

 

Partner Event: July 10 to August 2-The TreeKeepers Program. This 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. The certification course costs $128 (limited scholarships available). For more information, please contact treekeepers@openlands.org or visit www.openlands.org/treekeepers. Arlington Heights

 

Partner Event: July 19- Sustainable City Network's Community Canopy: Private Property Tree Distributions Made Easy. This free 1-hour webinar will explore how distributing trees through a community canopy project can assist with growing your community's urban tree canopy and support your sustainability and resiliency efforts. Travis Menne with the city of Redding, Calif., and Kristen Bousquet from the Arbor Day Foundation will explore how to plan a private property tree program and how to reduce the time needed to implement a project. We'll discuss how distributing trees to homeowners offers the ability to engage with your community, educate on strategic tree planting, and promote green infrastructure leading to measured environmental benefits (such as air quality, storm water management, carbon sequestration, and energy efficiency).  The innovative Community Canopy software provides a combination of automation, education and data that makes for an all-inclusive, turnkey program. The results of your program are all quantified through meaningful data using an interactive technology to assist with automated tree reservations, participant education, tree tracking, continued communication to the participants, and data/metrics showing the impact of trees planted. This comprehensive information provides the ability to track the trees, survey the participants and determine a return on your investment. Sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, this webinar runs from 1-2 p.m. Central Time.

 

July 19- Chicago Southland Green Drinks- Environemental Justic of Urban Tree Canopy. 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Blarney Stone Pub (15400 South Cicero Avenue, Oak Forest, IL 60452). Register here.

 

Partner Event: July 22 - September 2. The 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: 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

 

 

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 7- The Conservation Foundation's Identifying and Controlling Invasive Plants Workshop. Learn how to identify and control pesky invasive non-native plants and how to replace them. Several species which can cause extensive damage include plants such as garlic mustard, buckthorn, honeysuckle and phragmities. Co-sponsored by The Conservation Foundation, University of IL Extension, and Oswego Public Library. Who should attend? landowners, public and commercial maintenance staff, local officials, and anyone with an interest in nature! To register for the program, go to the library's calendar at www.oswego.lib.il.us/evanced/lib/eventcalendar.asp, then go to the August 7 program date and click on it. For more information about this free program, phone 630-553-0687 x204.
 

August 28-29- CRTI Urban Forestry Basic Training in the Memorial Building in the Riverdale Park District (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 event, held twice each year in locations around the region, cost $25 and include lunch and training materials. Registation will open in laste summer.

 

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 2- The 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: 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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