Advocate for Trees
Community leaders, including government officials, nonprofits, and grassroots organizers, are important advocates for local green infrastructure. Here are steps you can take to ensure that your community takes full advantage of the many benefits of trees.
Be a Tree Champion
The Morton Arboretum provides the expertise and tools for you to become a tree advocate. Communities and individuals have the power to make a difference for trees.
Why advocate for trees?
Simply stated, advocacy makes a difference.
Threats facing trees range from climate change and invasive pests to shrinking government budgets. It takes concerted efforts from organizations, such as the Chicago Region Trees Initiative, individual citizens, and communities to protect individual trees and advance broad-ranging, tree-friendly policies.
By talking to neighbors, elected officials, businesses, and the media about key issues, individuals can make progress for trees.
Municipal leadership also has a very important role to play in protecting trees. Learn more
Trees need people to protect them and their many benefits. Learn more