Monday, April 23, 2007

Trends in the Illinois Green Industry

Results from a new survey of Illinois green industry professionals and residential homeowners show an increasing trend toward environmentally friendly practices.

Top emerging trends:

  • low in maintenance
  • native plants and grasses
  • drought-tolerant plants
  • disease-resistant plants to reduce chemical use
Download a summary brochure or the report at University of Illinois NRES

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

April 11 Snowstorm

Monday, April 2, 2007

Arbor Day or Earth Day Plantings

GO Trees- Container Trees are great for Arbor Day or Earth Day Plantings-
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• Immediate Availability
• 100% of the root system- minimized transplant shock
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Get more information in our GO Trees pdf article with pictures.

Arbor Day

Arbor Day in Illinois and Wisconsin is the last Friday in April- the 27th this year.

To Celebrate Arbor Day in Chicago, the National Arbor Day Foundation and The Home Depot Foundation, along with local Illinois nonprofit tree-planting organizations plan to plant 100 Trees in the Chicago Area. Kids will take part in the tree-planting and educational activities.

  • “The Home Depot Foundation and the National Arbor Day Foundation are partnering together to plant 1,000 trees in 10 cities across the country. These tree-planting events are part of a nationwide 10-city campaign led by The Home Depot Foundation and the National Arbor Day Foundation to increase awareness of the importance of city trees as green infrastructure in our cities and to create healthier communities in urban areas.”