Bloomin’ News - Lansing Garden Club
Did you know that trees are the first major foraging source for pollinators? Each spring our trees are the first to provide a critical source of pollen and nectar to our pollinators.
Planting a tree that is native to Illinois is very important. The link below is from the Field Museum - Burnham Wildlife Corridor. Listed are the common species of trees & shrubs, grasses, and plants. This list will give you a good idea of what will thrive best in our area.
The link below will list the native tree species in Illinois and how to identify them.
There is a Chicago Region Trees Initiative to “Plant Trees for Communities”. More information can be found here. http://chicagorti.org/
Please consider planting an Illinois native tree on your property this spring.