Illinois

  • Openlands Project
    • Openlands Project, founded in 1963, is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing public open space in northeastern Illinois. Alliance for Community Trees (ACT) Member.
  • Chicago Botanic Garden
    • Owned by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County and managed by the Chicago Horticultural Society, the Garden is a living museum that you can stroll through daily.
  • Illinois Disaster Resources
    • Presented by the Cooperative Extension Service of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, this guide contains a number of resources designed to help you prepare for and cope with a disaster. Includes updates on conditions in Illinois.
  • DuPage River Coalition
    • Through strong citizen-led efforts, the DuPage River Coalition has accomplished a number of river protection and restoration goals.
  • Flooding Effects on Urban and Community Trees
    • Presented by the Illinois Natural History Survey, this technical report describes the results of a research project to examine the immediate and long-term effects of the Great Flood of 1993 on urban trees.
  • Illinois Big Tree Champions
    • The biggest trees in Illinois, listed by species.
  • Illinois Department of Natural Resources- State Urban and Community Forestry Program
    • The Illinois Department of Natural Resources – Urban and Community Forestry program administers the Tree City USA, the Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program, State Arbor Day Poster Contest, and Regional Council Activities.
  • State Division of Forest Resources
    • Information on champion trees, tree pests, forestry assistance programs, sustainable criteria & indicators, resource issues, and identifying forest plant species.
  • State Government – Illinois
    • Illinois’ official state website.
  • The Great Lakes Information Network
    • The Great Lakes Information Network, or GLIN, provides a wide range of information relating to the Great Lakes region, including the region’s environment and economy, tourism, education and more.
  • The Morton Arboretum
    • The Morton Arboretum is a 1,700-acre non-profit outdoor museum of more than 3,300 kinds of trees, shrubs, and other plants displayed in natural forests, wetlands, and even a native restored prairie. The Arboretum offers an extensive array of year-round education opportunities for visitors of all ages, including summer explorers’ programs for children. The Arboretum is located in Lisle, IL, just 1/2 hour from Chicago.
  • The Native Oaks of Illinois
    • Presented by the Center for Biodiversity, Illinois Natural History Survey, this page provides an index of native oaks for the entire state, as well as the ability to search by county.
  • University of Illinois Extension Offices
    • University of Illinois Agricultural Extension Offices.

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