Openlands to Host TreeKeeper Classes to Celebrate National NeighborWoods Month

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Chicago – October 1, 2006. Openlands today announced that it will host four TreeKeeper Classes to celebrate NeighborWoods Month. These events are four of more than 100 regreening efforts throughout the country being promoted during October, which has been declared National NeighborWoods Month by the national nonprofit, the Alliance for Community Trees (ACT). Openlands is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network.


The Westside NeighborWoods Tree Garden is an education center and “tree museum,” with programming for schools and public groups, and training for TreeKeeper volunteers. This TreeKeeper class is one of many offered by Openlands as they continue to aid in the revitalization of this Westside neighborhood.
“It’s great to be working on an important regreening effort at a time when other organizations are doing so as well,” said Glenda Daniel. “Part of our goal is to draw attention to the good work being done at the grassroots level all across the country to improve urban and community forests.”
Openlands’ celebration will take place as follows:
Oct 7, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Westside NeighborWoods Tree Garden.
Oct 14, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Westside NeighborWoods Tree Garden.
Oct 21, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Westside NeighborWoods Tree Garden.
Oct 28, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Westside NeighborWoods Tree Garden.
Read the full Openlands press release. (PDF)