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Want To Plant Trees In Your Neighborhood? Apply To Openlands Program

By Mina Bloom | December 21, 2015 2:27pm
 A tree planted in Clarendon Park in Uptown.
A tree planted in Clarendon Park in Uptown.
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CHICAGO — Looking to plant some trees in your neighborhood? 

Chicagoans have until  Jan. 11 to apply for low cost or free trees through conservation organization Openlands' tree planters program for spring plantings. The deadline is May 23 for fall plantings.

The applicant must identify locations for 10 - 30 trees to be planted in the city and on public land. The locations must all fall within two blocks or less of each other. The applicant must also round up volunteers to help plant the trees.

If chosen, Openlands will host three community events, including the pre-planning meeting, the community tree planting day and the post-planting maintenance day.

In 2015, the organization planted more than 400 trees with residents across the city from Ravenswood to Pullman. 

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