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OAKtober-Oak Awareness Month
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10/1/2016 to 10/31/2016
When: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Where: United States
Contact: Melissa Custic

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Oaks represent strength and stature. In fact, the white oak is the Illinois State Tree! Majestic oaks create a sense of awe and wonder. These trees work for us by cleaning our air and water, reducing ambient air temperature and usage of energy. They reduce flooding and support our native wildlife. Our oaks, and trees in general, improve our well-being and support a sense of community.

Every individual, organization, community, park district, forest preserve, and public or private landowner or manager can play an important role in celebrating oaks and oak ecosystems across Illinois throughout the month of October— OAKtober! Organizations can plan educational hikes, native tree sales, stewardship days, lectures, and more to spread awareness about the challenges faces by oak woodlands in Illinois. Email MCustic@mortonarb.orgto register your event. Resources available on the event webpage.