On October 4th, 2014 Logan Square Preservation and Openlands planted new trees along Humboldt Boulevard. Thank you to all who volunteered. It was a fun and awarding experience!
Tree Planting Campaign for Logan Square’s Historic Boulevards
Logan Square Preservation’s Tree Planting Campaign is about getting neighbors involved in helping to plan, plant and maintain trees. We are bringing together Logan Square residents, government agencies, and other non-profit organizations to ensure our community has the resources it needs to restore the tree canopy and green spaces along Logan Square's historic boulevards, because no one agency or organization has all the resources needed, and partnership will result in the most meaningful impacts.
PLANTING. The vision is a restored tree canopy lining our historic boulevards, with healthy and engaging green spaces for all to enjoy. The first planting will happen Fall 2014, in partnership with Openlands and Logan Square residents, when ~30 trees will be planted on Humboldt Blvd between Armitage and Shakespeare. The long-term objective is continued tree planting along different stretches of the boulevard, ideally every spring and fall, depending on available funding. The species of trees to be planted will be decided on together by tree experts from Openlands and Logan Square neighbors, so if you want to be involved email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAINTENANCE. We held our kick-off event, the Humboldt Blvd Tree Care Day, on Sat July 26. This event was co-hosted by Openlands and local TreeKeepers, and over 30 volunteers, including Alderman Waguespack, helped spread mulch delivered by the Bureau of Forestry, around trees on Humboldt Blvd between Armitage and Dickens. You can check out Openlands Facebook page, Logan Square Preservation’s Facebook page, or a recent video blog on LoganSquareTV for details. We plan on holding these events every Spring and Fall, so if want to be involved email: email@example.com.
PLANNING. We will conduct an inventory of all the trees within Logan Square's Historic Boulevard District (see map for boundaries of Logan Square Historic District). The inventory will include approximately 2,198 trees, using a field survey to assess species, DBH, ~height, condition, geo-coordinates, and all the data will be entered into a GIS database. Analyzing the data, we will determine which trees are healthy, which need to be removed (e.g. all the Ash trees due to the Emerald Ash Borer), and then develop a re-planting plan based on the areas of greatest need and strongest neighborhood support for continued maintenance. We will also work with Northeastern University to design and conduct a survey of people who use the boulevards to determine attitudes, values, counts, etc. The survey information will be used to develop targeted messaging for outreach materials, and determine user needs.
Logan Square Preservation and our partners meet periodically to discuss tree planning, planting and maintenance. If you'd like to sign-up to learn more and get involved, please contact Angela Larsen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Logan Square Preservation 2014 House and Garden Walk
Many thanks to those who came to our House and Garden Walk.We are also most grateful to the home owners and volunteers.It was a great success!
History of the Neighborhood
LSP has a large collection of historic photographs and images of the neighborhood.
Click on the below to see a small sample.
Tree Planting Fundraiserat Longman & EagleAugust 5th, 2014
Logan Square TV
Videos featuring the activities of Logan Square Preservation
Membership Benefits• Receive information via newsletters, specific interest emails, and neighborhood alerts• Vote on issues important to the community• Participate in member-only events• Join a committee• Volunteer for a variety of opportunities• Become part of the neighborhood voice
Zoning & Land Use
All zoning and land use issues within below area (that requires community group input for approval by the City of Chicago) will be reviewed by Logan Square Preservation in a timely manner.