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Night Among the Trees
June 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
On-line registration will remain open until 6:00 pm, Thursday, June 13. If registering after Wednesday, June 12 at 5:00 pm, you must show proof of registration, either on your phone or paper copy, at the door.
Cash and check only at the door for walk-ins. ILASLA Vouchers are only valid with self-registration and will not be entered at the door.
Join APA and ILASLA at the Morton Arboretum for a Night Among the Trees to tour the newly opened Center for Tree Science with experts in the field along with the new sustainable features at the Arboretum. Discover how trees interact with their urban and suburban environments with the top tree scientists, landscape architects, and planners followed by a late happy hour at the beautiful Morton Arboretum.
1.5 LA CES
AICP CM credits pending
$15 Members of ILASLA and APA / $30 Guests
Gateway to Tree Science: A New Living Exhibit at The Morton Arboretum – Connecting Science with Practice
Susan L.B. Jacobson, FASLA, PLA is the Landscape Architect and Manager of Planning and Site Design for The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL. With forty years of experience as a landscape architect in the Chicago area, she has worked in both private and public practice. Susan holds a BLA from the University of Illinois and is a licensed landscape architect. She has been a full member in the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) since 1982, was elevated to Fellow in 1995 and received the ASLA President’s Medal in 2017. Susan has served as the President of both the Illinois Chapter and National ASLA and is still active on the Illinois Fellow’s Committee and ASLA’s Honors and Awards and the Constitution and Bylaws committees.
Lydia Scott is the Director of the Chicago Region Trees Initiative (CRTI). The CRTI was founded by The Morton Arboretum, an internationally recognized arboretum with the mission to collect and study trees, shrubs, and other plants from around the world. The CRTI is a coalition of ~200 organizations working together to improve the health of the urban forest resulting in improved quality of life. CRTI has set the goals to inspire people to value trees; increase the Chicago Region’s tree canopy; reduce threats to trees; and enhance oak ecosystems. The CRTI provides training, education, and outreach to communities, landowners, and managers; works to improve policies, local and regional plans; and promotes the preservation and protection of trees and their ecosystems. The CRTI has the most in depth and extensive urban forestry dataset in the U.S. This dataset informs the action and direction of CRTI. Lydia holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Illinois in Environmental Science and has 25 years’ experience in conservation and urban forestry.
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