Neither my department here on campus, nor the university as a whole, produces bareroot seedlings for sale or distribution to the general public. Therefore, your best bet is to contact the Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources to see if they are able to assist you with your urban tree planting project.
Please start by contacting Dr. Reinee Hildebrandt, state urban forester, with the Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources.
Reinee Hildebrandt, PhD Illinois Department of Natural Resources One Natural Resources Way Springfield, IL 62702 Ph: (217)785-8771 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org