Posts tagged "Trees"

Chicago Christmas Tree Recycling 2012

Chicago Christmas Tree Recycling 2012
  Now that the holidays are over you can put your live Christmas tree to good use by participating in Chicago’s Christmas tree recycling program. Trees that have been stripped of their ornaments can be dropped off at several parks where they will be turned into mulch that is used in public landscaping and in... Read more »

Bucktown Tree & Garden Walk This Weekend

Bucktown Tree & Garden Walk This Weekend
The 2011 Bucktown Tree and GardenWalk takes palces this Saturday, July 9 and Sunday July 10, 2011 from 11 am to 5pm. Featuring nearly 100 gardens, live music, petting zoo, and guided treewalk featuring the Tree of the Year, the Ginkgo. Suggested donation $5 includes unlimited Free Trolley Rides of the tree and garden walk... Read more »

What's the Value of Chicago's Street Trees?

What's the Value of Chicago's Street Trees?
In honor of Arbor Day the Morton Arboretum tagged several trees around downtown Chicago with price tags that list the value of the tree in terms of environmental benefits it will provide over the next 15 years. They began with a list of species of trees. Next, they entered the data into the National Tree Benefit... Read more »
Advertisement:

Free Trees for Earth Day at Lowe's

Free Trees for Earth Day at Lowe's
To celebrate Earth Day the Lowe’s, the home improvement store, is giving away a million trees on April 23, 2011. You can visit this link to find a Lowe’s store near you. Within the city of Chicago there are stores at: 2630 N. NARRAGANSETT AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60639 (773) 413-5120 and 7971 SOUTH CICERO CHICAGO,... Read more »

Grow Your Own Backyard Orchard in Chicago

Grow Your Own Backyard Orchard in Chicago
Slow Food Chicago is hosting a four hour workshop that will teach you what you need to learn to become a backyard orchardist in Chicago. Yes, you can grow several fruiting trees in Chicago and you don’t even need a lot of land since many fruiting trees can be grown in containers indoors and out.... Read more »

Chicago Botanic Garden sets up Japanese "Wishing Tree"

Chicago Botanic Garden sets up Japanese "Wishing Tree"
Japanese garden photo courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden. The Chicago Botanic Garden is placing a traditional Japanese “wishing tree” so that visitors can write messages that will be attached to the tree to recognize the disaster in Japan. The potted Japanese maple will be located near the Crescent Garden from March 18 through the 27.... Read more »
Advertisement:

What to Plant in Chicago in the Fall

What to Plant in Chicago in the Fall
Fall is the season to start a garden in Chicago. Garden centers have discounted trees, shrubs and perennials that can be planted now and return in the spring. These plants may look “dead” above the soil level, but below the roots are healthy. Before you set out to create your first garden make sure to... Read more »

Tour des Trees 2010 Kicks Off in Millennium Park

Tour des Trees 2010 Kicks Off in Millennium Park
The 2010 STIHL Tour des Trees, a cross-country cycling tour and fundraisinng event for tree research and education, will leave from Chicago’s Millennium Park on July 18. The 2009 Tour des Trees raised $441,000 in donation and sponsorships. Mike Nowak, host of WCPT’s The Mike Nowak Show, will be the MC for the on-site festivities and... Read more »

Garden Book: Lives of the Trees by Diana Wells

Diana Wells is probably my favorite garden author around.100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names is the first book by her I read and one I read cover-to-cover just about every year. She has a way of weaving botanical, historical, mythological and literary references about plants into tight chapters that make you feel like... Read more »
Advertisement:

Winter Bonsai Exhibit at Chicago Botanic Garden

The Three Friends of Winter is an exhibit of deciduous bonsai trees at the Chicago Botanic Garden. It runs from January 29-31, 2010 from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Check out the video of the exhibit post by the Chicago Botanic Garden to their YouTube channel.  The witch hazel is amazing!
  • ChicagoNow is full of win

    Welcome to ChicagoNow.

    Meet our bloggers,
    post comments, or
    pitch your blog idea.

  • Advertisement:
  • Fresh Chicago News

  • Subscribe Via RSS

  • Search My Garden Blogs

    Google Custom Search
  • Find Me on Facebook

  • Subscribe By Email

    Enter your email address:

    Delivered by FeedBurner

  • Planting Poppy Seeds

  • Categories

  • Monthly Archives

  • Latest on ChicagoNow

  • Advertisement: