Feb 25 2020

E&E Seminar: “Motivations and mechanisms for urban ecological stewardship: Examining the CommuniTree and TreeKeepers programs” by Jess Vogt, DePaul University

February 25, 2020

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


4289 SEL


840 West Taylor St., Chicago, IL 60607

Photo of Jess Vogt with program title and relevant information

Individuals and organizations participate in urban ecological stewardship for a variety of personal, professional, and organizational reasons. In the Chicagoland region, there are many programs through which people can participate in the planting and care of trees. This presentation will discuss recent research conducted by the Lab for Urban Forestry in the Anthropocene (LUFA) at DePaul University on two of these programs: the long-standing Openlands TreeKeepers program that has been training and engaging urban forest stewards across Chicago since 1991, and the newer CommuniTree program, a multi-organizational collaborative tree planting initiative in northwest Indiana launched in 2017. Surveys of volunteers in each program were conducted in 2018 and 2019 to examine motivations for participation.

Faculty Host: Emily Minor


Emily Beaufort

Date posted

Nov 20, 2019

Date updated

Feb 7, 2020