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Illinois Trees | Forest Facts | Tree Clues | Species Specifications | Illinois Flowering Trees

More information about Illinois trees is available from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR).

  • The IDNR Divisions of Education and Habitat Resources offer forestry-related educational materials including posters, lessons, CD-ROMs, activities, trunks of materials for loan, publications, and Web sites.
  • Project Learning Tree (PLT), administered by the IDNR Division of Education and financially supported by the IDNR Division of Habitat Resources, is also available to educators. This award-winning national environmental education program features hands-on activities that inspire learning, demonstrate values and ethical dilemmas, and involve students in local action projects.
  • The IDNR Divisions of Education and Habitat Resources also work cooperatively to conduct the annual Arbor Day Poster Contest.
  • The Schoolyard Habitat Action Grant program, administered by the IDNR Division of Education, provides funding, expertise, and tree seedlings for the improvement of wildlife habitat on or near school grounds. Educators may apply for this grant at the IDNR Division of Education address below.

  • The Illinois Natural History Survey studies trees and maintains a research collection of tree materials.
  • The IDNR Division of Habitat Resources is authorized by the State Forest Act to conduct an annual Seed Collection Program. Collected seeds are used to propagate native trees and shrubs. For further information, contact the IDNR Division of Habitat Resources at the address below.

    Illinois Department of Natural Resources

    Division of Education
    One Natural Resources Way
    Springfield, IL 62702-1271
    (217) 524-4126
    dnr.teachkids@illinois.gov
    http://dnr.state.il.us/education/
    Division of Habitat Resources
    One Natural Resources Way
    Springfield, IL 62702-1271
    (217) 782-2361
    http://dnr.state.il.us/orc/
       
    Illinois Natural History Survey
    1618 South Oak Street
    Champaign, IL 61820-6970
    (217) 333-6880
    http://www.inhs.uiuc.edu/


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