Horticulture -

“the art and science of growing flowers, fruits, vegetables, trees and shrubs resulting in the development of the minds and emotions of individuals, the enrichment and health of communities, and the integration of the ‘garden’ in the breadth of modern civilization.” (Diane Relf, Prof of Horticulture at Virginia Polytechnic University)


If you are on the Dan Ryan, passing 66th and Lafayette in Chicago next spring, you might notice something new... Green... Trees!
This planting site is one Chicago Gateway Green developed through the Expressway Partnership program in which the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois, along with Chicago’s corporate community and volunteers to transform our Expressways into Parkways. Distinct from traditional ‘adopt-a-highway’ programs in other states, Gateway Green develops and maintains sweeping landscapes, creating green ribbons throughout the city and in places where trees and greening are much needed.
In October 2008, Gateway Green and their corporate sponsors planted a vacant lot in a neighborhood along the expressway with 50 native trees from Glacier Oaks/McHenry County Nursery.
Congratulations Chicago Gateway Green for putting these trees to work for TREEcago!

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