Apply for an Openlands TreePlanters Grant to receive new trees on your block or in your community this fall — applications close June 18!

Openlands Forestry team has planted more than 4,500 trees across the Chicago region 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.

Tree-Mendous Tree Stories

The Morton Arboretum and Openlands have partnered to launch Tree-mendous Tree Stories, an online collection of curated stories highlighting people’s connections to trees.