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How to Obtain Free Seedlings from IDNR Nursery?

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From: Randy Johnson
Oreana, IL
Can you please let me know how to obtain free trees and shrubs from the state of Illinois. Please e-mail me the criteria that I must meet for this service. Thank you, Randy Johnson

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From: Jay Hayek
Extension Specialist, Forestry
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
Hi Randy:

The State of Illinois no longer offers "no cost" bareroot seedlings from its two tree nurseries due to significant budget and staffing cuts within IDNR's Division of Forest Resources.

Therefore, you will need to procure shrub and tree seedlings from a private nursery or order them "at cost" from the IDNR nursery.

IDNR Nursery Order Form:

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