5 ACRE FOREST

compact, homegrown
urban lungs 

a simple, fresh concept to quickly fix our
climate remodeling malfunction 
  
we aren’t a bunch of science wizards, but the last time we checked,
the earth was acting pretty strange.
  

big ideas for Illinois smoker's cough.

................AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT……..LIMIT PROLONGED OUTDOOR ACTIVITY......COOK....DUPAGE....KANE....KENDALL....LAKE....MCHENRY and WILL.

​​2011 ​​Chicago
dangerous air days​​​ 
15

​​​2015 ​​Chicago
dangerous air days​​​ 
151

1 MATURE TREE

can  control and tame heavy  storm water runoff

produces a full days supply of oxygen for  4 people!

all hail the mighty tree!
(we love trees!)

simultaneously 1 TREE can clean prevent 
​​oils, heavy metals & chemicals from entering our drinking water.

plus we hear squirrels are nuts about trees

PLANTING BEGINS SPRING 2018

how does it work?

we take neglected urban land.​
actual urban site identified and surveyed

  

  ABANDONDED LOT

we plant 3-5 year old fast
growing tree saplings.​
many fast growing varieties grow well over
10 feet a year! 

FOREST IN PROGRESS

almost immediately:

5 ACRE FOREST

    simple enough we say


Chicago......are you ready? LETS GET STARTED

PLANTING BEGINS SPRING 2018

Chicago public housing residents with nearby trees reported 25% fewer acts of domestic aggression and violence

call us crazy but we think

the door for action is closing fast. 

we can have a forest party & a good laugh about this 25 years

NOMINATE
YOUR PREFERRED 
5 ACRE fOREST
LOCATION.

NOMINATE
YOUR PREFERRED 
5 ACRE FOREST
LOCATION.
MORE BELOW 

OBJECTIVE SPECIFICS

5 ACRE FOREST


LOCATIONS

WE HAVE IDENTIFIED SEVERAL PROMISING  5ACRE LOCATIONS ACROSS COOK COUNTY AND WE ARE CURRENTLY NEGOTIATING WITH CITY OFFICIALS AND OWNERS/DEVELOPERS.


THOSE LOCATIONS SIMPLY UNAVAILABLE TO US WILL BE SUBSTITUTED . THERE IS PLENTY OF ABANDONED URBAN LAND.


THOSE LOCATIONS WE CAN'T GET AT A DISCOUNT/A GENEROUS DONATION WILL BE PURCHASED OUTRIGHT BY OUR NON PROFIT/NGO AND WILL BE DEVELOPED INTO AN URBAN FOREST, THEN GIVEN BACK TO THE COMMUNITY. NICE.



OPERATIONS

WE REMAIN COMMITED TO PROTECTING AND MAINTAINING THE FORESTS FOR THE DURATION OF THE LIFE OF THE FOREST (*THE WORLDS OLDEST TREE IS 9550 YEARS OLD, ITS STILL ALIVE) 



WE INVITE YOU TO WATCH OUR COMMUNITY FOREST GROW ON PAVED PATHS (HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE). PROTECTIVE GATES WILL CLOSE DAILY AT 9PM AND REOPEN AT 5AM. 

WE WILL NEGOTIATE WITH LOCAL COMMUNITY SUPPLIERS FOR NEEDED LABOR, PLANTS AND NIGHTLY FOREST SECURITY MONITORING

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UP TO 1/2 ACRE WILL BE ALLOCATED FOR COMMUNITY VEGETABLE GARDENS. ALL FOREST GROWN FRUITS & VEGETABLES WILL BE GIVEN TO COMMUNITY SCHOOLS FREE.

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SEASONAL WILDFLOWERS TO ATTRACT BUTTERFLIES WILL BE PLANTED TO ASSIST WITH MONARCH BUTTERFLY RECOVERY. 

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FINANCIALS

FULL FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE WILL BE AVAILABLE AS THE PROJECT UNFOLDS, AFTER WE SECURE FURTHER FINANCING AND AS WE TRANSITION AWAY FROM BEING A SELF-FUNDED NGO. 

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ALL FUNDS DONATED WILL BE USED STRICTLY FOR URBAN FOREST DEVELOPMENT 

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AS A NON-PROFIT 501c3 NGO WE STRIVE FOR COMPLETE TRANSPARENCY & ACCOUNTABILITY.

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NGO SPECIFICS


PLEASE REFER TO OUR NGO WEBSITE AT fcAMERICA.NGO  ,    

HOWEVER WE CAN SAY BRIEFLY THAT WE ARE A LOCAL NONPROFIT, MADE UP OF ORDINARY, CHICAGO DWELLERS, THAT FEEL STRONGLY THAT THIS NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED URGENTLY 

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WHY 5ACRES?

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DURING OUR MONTHS OF RESEARCH WE STUMBLED ACROSS SEVERAL IDEAL SITES ALL ROUGHLY 5 ACRES LARGE (217 800 sq ft), SEEING A PATTERN WE DECIDED TO MAKE IT OUR FOCAL POINT. BY NO MEANS HOWEVER ARE WE LIMTED BY THAT DEFINITION, WE WILL DEVELOP ALL LAND SIZES DONATED OR PURCHASED . THERE IS A RIDICULOUS AMOUNT OF UNUSED, URBAN CITY LAND THAT WE CAN CHOOSE TO EITHER PLANT BUILDINGS OR TREES ON. WE VOTE FOR TREES.  

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TECHNOLOGY

​ A TREE

VS

​​ water filtration ​​
$40 - $75 per 

replacement filters
$15 - $20 each


 air filtration
$20 - $35 per 


Black Oak
Quercus virginianafff


4-5 ft sapling
$40 - $50 each



+

​​

replace every 90 days

replace every 90 days

Angel Oak in Charleston​​​
400 years old




​​
Does not remove:

cancer causing chemicalsnor
many heavy metals ​and pesticides

Does not filter:
CO2 nor methane


Does not produce: oxygen

​​
cleans all
and more.

 Beautiful to beyold.
 Fun to climb.
 Encourages picnics &   happy times​.



To exist as a nation, to prosper as a state, and to live as a people, we must have trees.
Theodore Roosevelt