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Edgewater Community Tree Planting: Everything You Need to Know

Updated: Apr 21, 2023

Last Saturday community members, the Edgewater Environmental Coalition, Openlands Tree Keepers and Staff planted trees on the parkways of the Edgewater neighborhood - in case you were not there, here is everything you missed!

Thank you to everyone that was able to make it out to the planting day, we had so much fun and are looking forward to doing it again next year!

If this was your first EEC event welcome! We have monthly meetings on the second Thursday of every month (except December) where we discuss environmental events, projects, and actions happening in Edgewater! For those who are already apart of our coalition of community members and environmental stewards, we thank you for your continuous support and help towards making a sustainable future!

Last Saturday at the Edgewater Community Tree Planting we had a total of 17 volunteers along with Openlands Treekeepers and apprentices come out and join us for a sunny day of planting!

Together we planted 20 trees in the Edgewater neighborhood! Bringing EEC's number of trees planted with Openlands to 47 since the Fall of 2021 !!

We planted a mix of Black Oak, Chinkapin Oak, Common Hackberry, and Shumard Oak trees in several locations across Edgewater, which can be seen in the map below, or on our Google Map!

If you were unable to participate in this rounds tree planting and would like participate in the future, we encourage you to apply for the 2024 TreePlanters Grant through Openlands. However, for planting, removing, and trimming of city trees, please refer to the Streets and Sanitation Department.

Once again, we would like to thank everyone who came out to the Community Tree Planting and invite you all to return for our upcoming events!

Trees are one of the best nature-based solutions for the Chicago region to tackle climate change.


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