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University of Illinois Extension serving DeWitt, Macon and Piatt Counties

Macon County
3351 N. President Howard Brown Blvd.
Decatur, IL 62521
Phone: 217-877-6042
FAX: 217-877-4564
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

DeWitt County
8425 Katie Road
Clinton, IL 61727
Phone: 217-935-5764
FAX: 217-935-8932
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Piatt County
210 South Market Street
Monticello, IL 61856
Phone: 217-762-2191
FAX: 217-762-2703
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

News Release

Native Trees and Shrubs: Making Your Yard a Haven for Birds, Butterflies and Wildlife

Did you know that native trees and shrubs promote local ecology and wildlife habitat? And, because they have adapted to our local weather patterns they are more tolerant of our climate? Native trees and shrubs can be a beautiful addition to your landscape.
Join University of Illinois Extension to learn about native trees and shrubs for your yard at Native Trees & Shrubs: Garden Like You Live Here! Master Gardener, Elizabeth Jeffery, will take an in-depth look at natives and how you can incorporate them into your yard to create a haven for birds, butterflies and wildlife.

This educational program will be held April 5, 2018. The program takes place from 6-7:00pm at the Piatt County Extension Office located at 210 S. Market St. in Monticello. A question and answer session will follow.

A minimal donation is suggested to cover the cost of printed materials. Advance registration is required by April 4, 2018 by visiting For questions or additional information, please contact Beth at 217.762.2191 or

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact 217.762.2191.

Local Contact: Beth Allhands, Program Coordinator, Horticulture,