Memorial Park Tree Planting (by Chicago Region Trees Initiative)

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UPDATES

Tree Management Plan Action Items 

Fall of 2023: 

  • CPD hired new Superintendent of Parks Sara Earhart, an ISA Certified Arborist. 

  • 10 trees planted. 1 at Stone Monroe, 2 at Yena, 3 at Robinhood,4 at Memorial. 

  • CPD staff removed 3 trees removed in Hanesworth, 1 tree in Yena. All trees removed had posed a hazard to park patrons because of their poor condition. 

  • Illinois Arborist Association was contracted to teach CPD staff a Municipal Arborist Training Course on Chainsaw Safety, Operation and Maintenance and Tree Pruning. 

  • CPD staff attended the annual Illinois Arborist Association tradeshow and classes. 


Winter of 2024: 

  • CPD was awarded a Chicago Regional Tree Initiative grant to plant 10 native trees in Memorial Park. A volunteer day was scheduled to plant those trees. 

  • Homer Tree was contracted to prune all trees in Robinhood Park. 

  • Homer tree was contracted to remove 1 tree was in Robinhood and 1 tree in Yena. All trees removed had posed a hazard to park patrons because of their poor condition. 

  • CPD staff removed dead hanging branches from trees in Yena. 

  • CPD staff removed invasive and weed trees from the eastern fence line at Robinhood park and stump treated to prevent resprouts. 


UPCOMING Spring of 2024: 

  • Arbor Day Celebration April 26th  , 2 native trees will be planted in Robinhood Park. 

  • May 16th Volunteer planting day, 10 native trees will be planted in Memorial Park. 

  • 1 new Memorial tree will be planted in Robinhood Park 

  • 1 replacement tree will be planted in Memorial Park amphitheater. 

  • Great Lakes Urban Forestry contracted to conduct appraisal of trees at Yena Park prior to park redevelopment. 

  • All fall 2023 and spring 2024 trees will be appropriately wrapped to protect them from 17 year cicada emergence. 

 

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Community Park District Arborist Training Day