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September has a way of
    Still warm enough to take a break
    after a walk in Gateway Park, an
    amazing accomplishment of the
blowing in on gentle winds and warm, not hot, days.
"By all these lovely tokens
September days are here, 
With summer's
best of weather 
And autumn's
best of cheer." 
Helen Hunt Jackson 1830-1885
we are prowling,
picking and pocketing 
acorns & seeds  
of all kinds,

                for future trees. 
From seed to seedling, to liner,  
to field, to truck,
to jobsite, to planted, to GROW!

The wind blows little windows into the trees, onto the ground.


plant trees all over Chicago, getting communities involved in their tree care.

Most Villages & Park Districts
in the Chicago area have ambitious
tree planting programs
- so many of our customer contractors are helping to improve living environments for all living things!
Check out the  
to learn more about how to plant more.
THANK YOU for the partnership in planting! 
We strive to do better.  
Hope we can help you this Fall.  
Call anytime to talk over trees!

CRTI Urban Forestry is making many efforts to keep Chicago region trees, communities and future -healthy and growing.
Thank you! to Chicago Region Trees Initiative for the
Most Sustainable Tree Program recognition!

Many organizations are making this happen:

Mick & Jagger 


Feel free to call
Mary Tree or Joe  

Phone (815) 943-8733 
Fax (815) 943-3511

Still accepting resumes for 

Sales Associate Position   

* Do you know someone who might be interested? *


     We are a Specialty Native Tree Nursery in Northern Illinois, with 30 plus years as a wholesale grower serving municipal, landscape construction, and government projects throughout the Upper Midwest.

     Our sales team needs help expanding our sales and moving into new markets. Position requires a people-person to help our customers through project details; Comfort in accessing and using computer data; and an entrepreneurial ability to look for opportunities to help.

     Three to five years experience in B2B sales preferred, a college degree and familiarity with the landscape industry a plus.

     Extensive training period, flexible hours for work-life balance, opportunities for career advancement, compensation and benefits negotiable. Starting salary 25-35k.  This is a results based position and includes incentive pay.      


To inquire more about this opportunity please send resume and contact information to:, attention Mary.

                                                                                                                  Thank You!
for your convenience we accept:
We are undeniably creatures of the Earth, whose fate and future is utterly dependent on the well-being of the whole web into which we are woven.   Ann O'Hara Graff

Grandfather oak's time has run out - silouhette stands watching over the new oaklings planted in this memorial savannah.
 the  Oaks of McHenry County  a film  by Artland Story Group

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Examine each question in terms of what is ethically and esthetically right, as well as what is economically expedient.  A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community.  It is wrong when it tends otherwise.

Aldo Leopold "The Land Ethic"