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NEMF Meeting

November 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time: 10:00-12:00pm
Title: Growing an Urban Forest: Goals for the Chicago Region
Speaker:  Melissa Custic, Coordinator of the Chicago Region Trees Initiative
Summary: In 2010, the Chicago Region had a canopy cover of 15.5% and numerous challenges keeping the urban forest from flourishing. Since then, more than 150 partners collaborating on the Chicago Region Trees Initiative have been chipping away at those challenges and are soon to post ambitious goals for 2050.
The forthcoming CRTI Master Plan focuses on four overarching goals to ensure that the Region’s trees are healthier, more abundant, more diverse, and more equitably distributed to provide needed benefits to all people and the wildlife that live in the Chicago region. These goals are 1) Educate People to Value Trees, 2) Increase the Chicago Region’s Tree Canopy, 3) Reduce Impacts to Trees from Threats, and 4) Enhance Oak Ecosystems.
How do you fit into the 2050 goals? Are we delusional for expecting 22 million trees to be planted by 2050? Does climate change make these goals moot?
Come to the November 15 NEMF meeting to hear answers to these questions and to weigh in.
Location:  Village of Arlington Heights, 222 North Ridge Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Cost: $10 if staying for lunch.
Please RSVP: Email April Toney at april@illinoisarborist.org or call 877-617-8887.


November 15, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Illinois Arborist Association
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