Prairie Tree Companion (PTC) Newsletter is a valuable
resource, providing information to Illinois community officials
and citizens concerning Illinois' Urban and Community Forestry
Program and topics related to community tree management. The
goal of the PTC is to foster an awareness of urban forestry
1992 to 2000, quarterly issues of the PTC were distributed
to over 3000 individuals and units of government. PTC provided
timely and pertinent information on urban forestry management
issues, contains information on upcoming events, gives technical
updates, reports on program initiatives and informs citizens
of opportunities to participate in natural resource care and
mangement activities. PTC is an excellent vehicle for sharing
state program information, technical expertise, and identification
of networks and resources from national and state organizations
2001, the PTC was placed on the Department of Natural Resources
website replacing the mass mailing of the newsletter.
It continued on a quarterly basis until 2004. Currently
PTC is used to share an annual program update with Illinois'
citizens concerning the IL Urban Community Program.
The Tree City USA has replaced the Prairie Tree Companion
Newsletter for critical information.
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