TREEmendous Lawndale

TREEmendous Lawndale is a project of the GROWSS committee that aims to increase the tree canopy of North Lawndale over the next ten years. We aim to plant enough trees and go from the current 17% tree canopy to a healthy 60%. Planting trees will bring us greener streets along with that a healthier community, cooler spaces that provide shade from a strong sun, and an overall better quality of life.

TREEmendous Lawndale has a teams of “tree ambassadors” that are working with the Chicago’s Our Roots as well at the Chicago Region Tree Initiative in order to have trees planted. Our four organizations
that are stewarding these ambassadors are I am Able, Stone Temple Baptist Church, YMEN and St. Agatha Catholic Church. Other organizations leading the TREEmendous effort are Trust for Public Land, Lincoln Park Zoo, the Morton Arboretum and Homan Grown.

Over the next year, we will have a number of workshops and field trips that highlight the benefits of
trees, from biological to social to therapeutic. Come and join us in our field trips listed below! Questions
about events and getting involved? Email us at

TREEmendous Lawndale 2023 community walks & field trips

TREEmendous Lawndale will be having a series of FREE community walks and field trips during 2023. Sign up for each at the links below (links go live May 16).

Saturday, June 3: Douglas Blvd. Tree Therapy Walk
Join us for a special tree therapy walk on Douglas Blvd., 12:00-2:00pm
Meet at Stone Temple Peace Garden, 3616 W Douglas Blvd.


Saturday, June 10th: Bemis Woods Zip-lining and Nature Walk
Enjoy a guided nature walk as well as zip-lining through the trees! (Limited seats) Bus transportation provided, 11:30am-3:00pm
Meet at YMEN, 1241 S. Pulaski Road


Saturday, July 22: Douglass Park Tree Celebration!
Come out for family activities, performances and a tree walk.  10:00am-2:00pm
Meet at Douglass Park Cultural Center, 1401 S. Sacramento Blvd.

Saturday, September 9: Chicago Architecture Center + Lincoln Park Zoo
Double Field Trip! 1st stop: Chicago Architecture Center to view their tree canopy exhibition. 2nd stop: Lincoln Park Zoo to learn about horticulture and tree conservation. Bus transportation provided.
Meet at St. Agatha Catholic Church, 3147 W. Douglas Blvd.

Saturday, October 14th: Morton Arboretum Fall Foliage
Head out with us to the Morton Arboretum to look at their beautiful fall foliage! 10:00am-2:00pm,
Meet at Stone Temple Church, 3622 W. Douglas Blvd.

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