Possibility Place Nursery is partnering with the Village of Riverside and the Frederick Law Olmsted Society to raise awareness about oak trees in our community. Possibility Place will be donating 3 fifteen gallon shingle oak trees to the Village of Riverside for an OAKtober planting event to raise awareness of the diminishing oak populations in the Chicagoland area. It is our hope that these plantings will provide a greater understanding of the importance of oak trees and their role in our urban and natural landscapes. After all, oak trees provide a longer living tree cover, significant food web contributions, and enhance our landscapes. For more information regarding OAKtober awareness month in Illinois, please take a moment to visit the following website. http://www.mortonarb.org/oaktober-oak-awareness-month
As luck would have it, the Riverside Department of Public Works and the Olmsted Society have a Landscape Workday scheduled for October 13th, from 9am to noon, near Riverside and Olmsted Roads. These three donated trees will be planted in a public space along Riverside Road to showcase oak trees in our historic landscape. If you’d like to learn more about oaks, please drop by and join in the workday. We will be pulling weeds and collecting seeds as part of a restoration effort for the Des Plaines River near Olmsted Road. The tree planting will take place at some point during the workday. Join in the fun!