Sun, Oct 22|
Fall Tree Stroll
Get outside with your neighbors and join experts on a stroll through Oak Park to learn about our trees and do bark rubbings. Bike, roll, or walk to the event to get a prize!
Time & Location
Oct 22, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Oak Park, 104 S Scoville Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302, USA
About the event
Trees are full of beauty, joy and mystery, not to mention important for helping our community be a healthy place for humans and wildlife alike.
Enjoy a 1 hour walk and learn about Oak Park’s stately street trees.
--Learn how to identify them by their leaves, bark and branching.
--Make tree bark rubbings (materials supplied)
--If you walk, roll or bike to the event, get a free plant or be entered to win "Go Hug a Tree" artwork by local artist Imani @Theepitohme
We are honored to be led by these three experts:
Trinity Pierce is the Stewardship Manager of Chicago Region Trees Initiative and an ISA Certified Arborist. She grew up in Oak Park.
Adrian Ayres Fisher is a board member of West Cook Wild Ones and a site steward for National Grove Woods, a Cook County Forest Preserve.
Theresa Radke is Volunteer Program Specialist with the Cook County Forest Preserves.
Learn about the Climate Ready Oak Park plan at https://www.sustainoakpark.com/
This event is put on by Climate Ready Community Outreach to Oak Park (COOP), a group of organizations helping to do outreach around the Climate Ready Oak Park sustainability plan approved by Village Trustees in August 2022: One Earth Local, Black Residents of Oak Park, Oak Park Disability Access Commission, Arbor West Neighbors, West Cook Wild Ones, Oak Park Climate Action Network, One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest, Oak Park River Forest Environmental Club, Beye School Green Team, Bike Walk Oak Park, Deep Roots Project, Interfaith Green Network, Your Passion 1st, Go Plastic Free, Oak Park Regional Housing Center, Oak Park Public Library and the Village of Oak Park Sustainability Office.