Community Tree Planting 

On the weekend of Oct. 8, BAPA, the 19th Ward Office, and City of Chicago will partner to plant trees throughout the community.  

“We are grateful to the 19th Ward Office for being so responsive to BAPA’s Save Our Trees efforts,” said BAPA Executive Director Mary Jo Viero. “Replanting lost trees will help to maintain the beautiful tree canopy that we have enjoyed for so long in Beverly/Morgan Park.”   

Volunteer to Plant Trees 

Volunteers are needed to help with BAPA’s Openlands Tree Planting on Sat., Oct. 8.  Nearly 50 trees will be planted that morning by Openlands staff and Treekeepers assisted by volunteers. The day kicks off at Sutherland School, 10015 S. Leavitt St., 8:30 a.m. Students in grades 7 and up can assist with the planting to earn community service hours. To learn more, contact Viero, mjviero@bapa.org.  

Request a New Tree 

In addition to the Openlands planting, the City of Chicago will plant trees at addresses in our service area (87th to 119th Streets, Rockwell/California avenues to Vincennes/Beverly avenues) for residents who would like a tree.  

People who would like a tree planted on their parkway and who have not already requested one from the city must request a tree by Fri., Sept. 9. Requests must be made to 311. Call 311, use the QR code printed here, or go online to 311.chicago.gov where you can request a service, select “park, trees, environment,” choose “trees” then choose “tree planting request.”  

Snap a Pic of Your Favorite Tree  

If you have a favorite tree in the neighborhood, take some pictures of it and send them to Viero, mjviero@bapa.org.  BAPA will share them on Instagram.  

 

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