With Arbor Day Approaching, Morton Arboretum President Emphasizes Importance Of Trees To Urban AreasWith Arbor Day less than a week away, the head of the Morton Arboretum is emphasizing how much people in urban areas like this depend on trees and even forests, reports WBBM’s Craig Dellimore.
Experts Urge Focus On Diversity When Replacing Trees Lost To Ash BorerThe emerald ash borer has done a lot of damage in the Chicago area. Approximately 13 million trees have been removed due to infestations of the notorious beetle.
Students Plant Trees At School For Arbor DayFor Arbor Day, the city of Chicago has embarked on a tree-planting frenzy.
Earth Day With The KidsThe last two weekends in April promise to be green in the Chicagoland in so many ways with trees budding and unfurling their leaves and both Earth Day and Arbor Day celebrations in full swing around the city and suburbs. Mark your calendars for Earth Day Sunday, April 22, and Arbor Day Friday, April 27, and take a peak below to plan out how to celebrate our great Earth with the kiddos while teaching them ways to be good stewards of our precious resources.
Audit: City Failed To Track, Replace Sick TreesA 2-1/2 year audit, timed to coincide with Arbor Day, found that the City of Chicago may have lost nearly $500,000 by failing to track which of its newly-planted trees were ailing, and seeking replacements.