Chicago Region Trees Initiative

A partnership for coordinated action on key issues facing trees in the Chicago region.

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The Chicago Region Trees Initiative (CRTI) is a partnership for coordinated action to improve the health, diversity, and equitable distribution of trees in the Chicago region to benefit people and communities. Established in 2014, it is the largest initiative of its kind in the United States. Founded by The Morton Arboretum and Openlands, CRTI brings together more than 200 partners from industry, community, and government organizations with a comprehensive plan to lead regional action for trees through 2050.