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River Forest Tree Walk

May 19, 2019, 10 am–12 pm

Meet at 9:45am at the River Forest Public Library – 735 Lathrop Avenue.

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Because trees work for you!

The trees in River Forest are a valuable resource – they help the community, wildlife, other plants, infrastructure, and much more:

  • Remove pollutants for cleaner air
  • Provide energy-saving shade
  • Provide nutrition and habitat for wildlife
  • Beautify our neighborhoods
  • Reduce the impact of climate change
  • Improve creativity & concentration in kids
  • Increase property value
  • Help people feel happier and healthier 

You will learn

How to identify trees, how they are managed, why they are so important, and why they need our help.

Did you know?

The Village’s Forestry Division maintains over 8,000 trees (and over 90 species) in village parkways. 

See a map of the Village’s trees:

Take an active role in managing River Forest’s landscape

Trees are helping you – helping them benefits you! Understanding what makes them healthy is a first step towards having a positive impact in your own community.

Who should participate?

Everyone! This free event empowers residents to understand trees and the urban forest. This event is accessible to most. All ages are welcome.

The Walk

Led by: Emily Okallau, Community Outreach Coordinator for the Chicago Region Trees Initiative and The Morton Arboretum. We will be walking and talking at a leisurely pace along the Village parkways.

The River Forest Sustainability Commission in partnership with The Morton Arboretum.

We invite you to register today for this free event!

Call or Email: Andy Basney, River Forest Sustainability Commission

(617) 515-5411


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