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Celebrate OAKtober at Ryerson

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Photo Credit: Lake County Forest Preserves

The Lake County Forest Preserves will hold an OAKtober Celebration: Tree & Shrub Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., October 2 at Ryerson Welcome Center in Riverwoods. Patrons may purchase native trees and shrubs for the yard, and enjoy nature-themed activities and guided woodland tours from noon to 2 p.m. Experts will be available to answer questions and help select the best plants. Guided fall walks, a touch table and crafts will introduce the whole family to oak trees and the animals that depend upon them. Proceeds benefit environmental education programs and events.
Two programs to learn about the sustainable features of the LEED Platinum Certified Ryerson Welcome Center are available from 8 to 9 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. Attendees at the earlier program receive early entry into the Tree & Shrub Sale. Online shoppers can purchase native trees and shrubs through October 31, and Possibility Place Nursery will ship the order. Other events include Landscaping with Native Plants on October 1.
Admission is free. Location: 21950 N. Riverwoods Rd., Riverwoods. For more information, call 847-968-3320 or visit