The Community Trees Program staff extends the knowledge and expertise of the Arboretum into surrounding communities, helping local governments and other organizations support and improve the health of the urban forest. Our staff are skilled public speakers, with experience building collaborative relationships and confronting the types of challenges communities face managing their trees.
Tricia Bethke, Forest Pest Outreach Coordinator
Emily Okallau, Community Trees Project Coordinator
Lydia Scott, Director of the Chicago Region Trees Initiative; Manager of Community Trees Program