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TREES & Plants

Articles for resident communications

These articles on trees and the urban forest are provided for municipalities and other agencies and organizations to use in their newsletters or other communications with residents. They are a mix of short and in-depth pieces provided by the Community Trees Program and are intended to inform the public about trees and their care. 

The articles originally appeared in the quarterly newsletter of the Community Trees Program but can be freely reused as long as credit is given in the following form:
© The Morton Arboretum. From the Community Trees Program of The Morton Arboretum (mortonarb.org/community trees) 

Writers include the Community Trees Program staff as well as guest authors. For more information or to subscribe to the quarterly newsletter, contact the program staff at communitytrees@mortonarb.org.  

 

From the December 2014 newsletter:

Community Highlight Hazel Crest 3:4.pdf

Chicago Region Trees Initiative Update 3:4.pdf

Spotted Lanternfly Notice 3:4.pdf

 

Past articles:

Callery Pear a new Invasive 3:2.pdf

Community Tree Propagation.pdf

Preventing Summer Stress.pdf

Summer Tree Care 3:2.pdf

The Alien in Yard 3:2.pdf

Turbo Charging an Urban Forestry Program.pdf

Understanding Volcano Mulch.pdf

Winter Tree Management.pdf

Community Highlight West Dundee 3:3.pdf

Chicago Regional Trees Initiative 3:3.pdf

Selecting Native Trees 3:3.pdf

Wildlife damage to trees 3:3.pdf