Community Tree Ambassador

City Reveals Update On City-Wide Our Roots Chicago Initiative

Updates have been revealed for the city-wide Our Roots Chicago initiative with an emphasis on the south and west sides. Announced earlier this year, Mayor Lori Lightfoot put forward a plan to plant over 75,000 trees over the next five years across all neighborhoods but with an emphasis on those that have historically seen disinvestment in their green spaces. This is being executed in collaboration with locally-based organization Openlands and Seven-D Construction Co who is executing on planting.

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