tree planting
Friday, April 16, 2021 Diane Lund

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. 

https://fieldguides.fieldmuseum.org/sites/default/files/rapid-color-guides-pdfs/599_usa_common_species_of_burnham_wildlife_corridor.pdf

The link below will list the native tree species in Illinois and how to identify them.

https://www2.illinois.gov/dnr/publications/Documents/00000713.pdf

 

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.