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Tree Talk in Riverside
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When: 9/2/2015
7 - 8:40 PM
Where: Riverside Public Library - Great Room
1 Burling Rd
Riverside, Illinois 
United States

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 The State of our Urban Forest with Michael Collins

Please join Village Forester, Michael Collins to review the state of Riverside's urban forest.

Discussion topics will include:

  • Management strategies related to significant invasive species threats such as; Emerald Ash Borer, Dutch elm disease and other non native vegetation
  • Tree planting, ongoing reforestation strategies and other tree care programs within the Village

As Village Forester, Michael Collins manages over 10,000 trees on Riverside public lands. Collins received a Master's degree in Natural Resource Management from the University of Illinois: Urbana-Champaign, in addition to a Bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison in Forestry and Wildlife Ecology.  He is also a certified arborist with the State of Illinois since 2001.  Over his career, he has worked for other institutions such as the Morton Arboretum in Lisle and Cantigny Gardens in Wheaton.