It's OAKtober, Oak Awareness Month, first proclaimed by the Governor of Illinois in 2015. Oaks are majestic, iconic and resilient, evolving quickly in comparison to other tree species, making them better able to adapt to climate change.
To increase your "Oak Awareness" this month, identify an oak tree, collect acorns for sprouting and later planting, and check the Chicago Region Tree Initiative at chicagorti.org/program/oaktober for programs and resources.
~From City of Warrenville's Environmental Advisory Commission. Learn more about the Commission and its activities at: warrenville.il.us/316/Environmental-Advisory-Commission.