Register for the spring 2018 Openlands TreeKeepers course, held at Chicago’s Washington Park on Sundays and Thursdays from April 8 through May 3.

Openlands Forestry team has planted more than 5,000 trees across Chicago since 2013. With the help of our TreeKeepers volunteers, we are the active stewards of Chicago’s urban forest. You can support this work by making a donation to the Openlands Tree Fund.

If you are interesting in adopting a tree in Chicago, please complete this form, and you can further explore the city’s trees with this interactive map.

Thank you to our TreeKeepers sponsor, Bartlett Tree Experts. Support for Openlands’ Urban Forestry Program is generously provided by The Chicago Community TrustThe John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur FoundationThe Richard H. Driehaus FoundationPatagonia ChicagoPrince Charitable TrustsSiragusa Family Foundation, and U.S. Forest Service.


TreeKeepers work throughout the city to keep Chicago’s trees healthy, administering proper care and promptly recognizing and reporting harmful pests.

TreePlanters Grants

Apply for the Openlands TreePlanters Grant to plant trees in your neighborhood with your community.

Forestry Events

Openlands forestry team is always in need of volunteers to assist with community greening.