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Register today for "The Value of Trees" on June 24th at CMAP!


JUNE 24, 2015

The Value of Trees

Individuals and communities are increasingly recognizing the value of trees and our regional forest. Several initiatives in the region are addressing this issue. This workshop is intended to provide education on the value of trees and how we can move forward as professionals to respect and protect our regional forest.


Lydia Scott, Director of the Chicago Regional Trees Initiative (CRTI), Morton Arboretum, will describe the CRTI and moderate the panel discussion. Lindsay Darling, Research Assistant, Morton Arboretum, will describe the Oak Ecosystem Plan, a collaboration of the Arboretum and Chicago Wilderness. Louise Yeung, Associate Planner, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), will describe the Green Infrastructure Vision Ecosystem Service Valuation Reports recently completed by CMAP. Amy Olson, Landscape Architect, will provide insights into current issues facing trees in our region as well as her experience with tree preservation ordinances. Todd Degner, Davey Resource Group, will discuss the social dynamics and community benefits of maintaining trees in our region.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 9:00 am to 11:00 am

WHERE: CMAP, 233 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 800, Chicago IL 60642

COST: $15 paid at the door ($5 for students); checks payable to APA-CMS

RSVP: To RSVP, please email by June 22nd

QUESTIONS: Please contact the CMS Board at

CM CREDITS: Two (2.00) AICP CM credits pending

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