Westmont, Illinois -- Date Issued: June 16, 2021
The Village of Westmont is joining the Plant Trees for Communities initiative to plant new trees in the Chicago region in 2021 to build a healthier urban forest. The Village of Westmont has already planted 152 trees this year.
The effort involving the seven-county Chicago region and all 50 City of Chicago wards is being spearheaded by the Chicago Region Trees Initiative (CRTI), a partnership of more than 200 organizations working together to improve the health, diversity and equitable distribution of trees in the Chicago region.
“Trees are such a vital component of our community,” said Westmont Village Forester Jon Yeater. “We reap the benefits from those trees planted in the past, and the trees we plant today will be enjoyed for generations to come.”
CRTI provides participating communities with planting and care instructions, a tree owner’s manual, and supportive services, and the tree will be identified by a commemorative tree tag.
To learn more about and donate to the Plant Trees for Communities initiative, visit ChicagoRTI.org/TreesForCommunities.
For additional information on initiatives like this one, please contact Westmont Village Forester Jon Yeater at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 630-981-6285.
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