This week the Greater Independence Park Neighborhood Association hosted an event with Openlands, Tree Keepers, Chicago Park District Forestry expert and volunteers from the community to plant 10 new native trees in Independence Park.
Native trees have benefits that extend past their better adaptability to our soils and growing conditions. They also produce less pollen than the single sex (male) trees commonly planted in the city. This positively affects allergy sufferers this time of year.
If you are adding trees to your landscape, include natives in your selection.