Green Team and keeping “In the Know”

Katie Nahrwold, Green Team Chair
Katie Nahrwold, Green Team Chair

We are surrounded by an incredible canopy of trees at Kenilworth Union Church. Did you know the large pine tree in front of church is a Colorado Spruce planted by the Hart family and is about 70 years old? Or that the tree by the coffee table after church is a Red Bud, native to Illinois and very old. What about the Eastern Hemlock in the Memorial Garden? It is also native to Illinois and one of the largest that Dave Coulter, Kenilworth arborist and tree expert, has ever seen. Find out about these trees and many more on the Kenilworth Union Church Tree Walk hosted by the Green Team on Sunday, October 8 at 11 a.m. The tree walk will be led by Mr. Coulter, as well as our own King Poor, who will share about Kenilworth Union tree history. We will walk rain or shine, so please dress for the weather.

I recently learned that other than people and God, trees are the most mentioned living thing in the Bible. In the first three chapters of Genesis alone, almost a third of the sentences contain a tree!

We hope you will walk with us and learn to love and appreciate our trees and our church surroundings even more this Sunday. To find out more about the tree walk or register, see here.

The Green Team has also made an effort to reduce waste and increase sustainability at the church through some guidelines, including avoiding single-use items at events and biking or walking when possible. If you are hosting an event at the church, church staff will give you these guidelines to aid your planning.

If you are interested in joining our Green Team or learning more about our efforts, see our webpage or contact Katie Nahrwold.

October 3, 2023

Join our Mailing List

Share This