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Bartlett Tree Experts – TreeKeepers Teacher and Official Arborist of the Openlands Lakeshore Preserve

September 19, 2016


Together, Bartlett Tree Experts and Openlands are committed to protecting and strengthening the urban forest of the Chicago region. Our partnership began 25 years ago with Scott Jamieson’s leadership as a founding faculty member of TreeKeepers. This signature program has trained more than 1,800 volunteers how to help keep trees green and growing in Chicago. Scott (pictured right) is Vice President of Corporate Partnerships and National Recruiting at Bartlett Tree Experts and a member of the Openlands Board of Directors. 

Our partnership continues today with the ongoing support of Bartlett Tree Experts and its employees, who generously donate their time and expertise to teach the next generation of TreeKeeper volunteers. The growth and success of TreeKeepers is due, in no small part, to the dedication of Bartlett Tree Experts, and we are excited and grateful to celebrate this success with Bartlett Tree Experts as the 25th Anniversary Sponsor of TreeKeepers in 2016.

We are also happy to announce another chapter in this enduring partnership. Bartlett Tree Experts is now the Official Arborist of the Openlands Lakeshore Preserve (2016 – 2019). The Openlands Lakeshore Preserve in Lake County presents an opportunity to utilize the expertise of Bartlett Tree Experts to care for the Preserve’s wooded ravines and bluffs. Openlands owns and manages the 77-acre Preserve that is so ecologically significant that it is designated as an Illinois Nature Preserve, possessing some of the highest quality natural areas in the state. The Preserve was also recognized with a Merit Award from the Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

(Ravines during the autumn season at the Openlands Lakeshore Preserve)

We are grateful to Bartlett Tree Experts for their continuing role to train and inspire TreeKeepers and as the Official Arborist of the Openlands Lakeshore Preserve assuring that we are surrounded by beautiful and healthy trees for all to enjoy.

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