Sat 9:30 AM

Become an Evanston Tree Keeper

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When: Saturday, September 21, 2013
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM  
Levy Senior Center 300 Dodge Ave.
Evanston, IL
Audience: - Public
Costs: - all: a fee
Contact: Allison Potteiger   (847) 467-4286
Group: NU Office of Sustainability- private
Category: Global & Civic Engagement
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TreeKeepers learn how to help keep trees green and growing. TreeKeepers volunteer in a variety of situations from street tree care and tree planting to woodland stewardship. TreeKeepers are passionate ambassadors who help educate their neighbors as well as their public officials about the importance of trees for the greater good.

The Openlands TreeKeepers program is an 8-day course with class and field components. Lessons are taught by nationally and world-renowned experts focused on managing and reducing the threats to forest health. Some of the topics covered include tree biology, soils, tree identification, pruning, tree selection, planting and mulching, and invasive species. The College of Education at Aurora University will also offer two graduate credit hours for an additional fee.