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University of Illinois Extension serving Christian, Jersey, Macoupin and Montgomery Counties

Montgomery County
#1 Industrial Park Dr.
Hillsboro, IL 62049
Phone: 217-532-3941
FAX: 217-532-3944
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

Christian County
1120 N Webster St.
Taylorville, IL 62568
Phone: 217-287-7246
FAX: 217-287-7248
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 11:30 am; 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Jersey County
201 W. Exchange St.
Suite A
Jerseyville, IL 62052
Phone: 618-498-2913
FAX: 618-498-5913
Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4 pm and Thursday 8 am to 12 pm

Macoupin County
#60 Carlinville Plaza
Carlinville, IL 62626
Phone: 217-854-9604
FAX: 217-854-7804
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

News Release

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Christian County Master Gardeners hosted a program on the management and prevention of oak wilt disease October 18, at the Christian County Extension office in Taylorville, IL. Participants learned how oak wilt disease progresses rapidly and kills some trees within one to two months of onset of symptoms. It is the deadliest of all pathogens affecting oaks in the 20 states surrounding Illinois, and infection centers have been found in the recent past throughout our area. Guy Sternberg, past president of the International Oak Society and director of Starhill Forest Arboretum ( in Petersburg, Illinois, was the program speaker and has dealt with this problem twice at the Arboretum (the largest botanical collection of oaks in North America) and explained how to recognize, prevent and defeat it. 

The program was free to the public. More information about his important topic can be obtained by contacting Andrew Holsinger, Horticulture Educator for University of Illinois Extension, at 217-287-7246 or email

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact our office. Universidad de Illinois ofrece igualdad de oportunidades en programas y empleo. Si usted necesita un ajuste razonable para participar en este programa, por favor póngase en contacto con nuestra oficina.


Local Contact: Andrew Holsinger, Extension Educator, Horticulture,