What's New in Illinois Forestry

EQIP Adds Forest Management Plans to the Environmental Equation

Illinois’ NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) for 2007 includes a new incentive option with good news for landowners with forested and wooded acres. “Eligible applicants will receive $400 to help hire a professional forester who will visit the property, inventory the site, and write out a complete woodland management plan,” explains IL NRCS State Conservationist Bill Gradle.

New Forest Trees of Illinois Book

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is proud to announce the release of the 9th edition of Forest Trees of Illinois. To order your copy of this popular book ($10), please visit DNR’s Gift Shop web site or call (800) 720-3249.

Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine Established for Kane County

The Illinois Department of Agriculture recently established a 51 square mile quarantine zone in Kane County...(read more)

Emerald Ash Borer Strikes Again

The Illinois Department of Agriculture has confirmed the second positive infestation of emerald ash borer in Wilmette, Cook County...(read more)

Emerald Ash Borer

Lily Lake in Kane County is home to the first positive identification of the highly destructive metallic green beetle that wreaks havoc on native ash trees...(read more)

Woodland Tax Assessment

State lawmakers passed a resolution (HJR 95) to maintain woodland property tax assessments at their 2005 levels for two years until a Task Force can examine the issue in greater detail...(read more)

Illinois Forestry Association

A new grass roots organization representing the voice of Illinois forestry was recently created...(read more)

2006-2007 National Register of Big Trees

The 2006-2007 big tree register is available for viewing at American Forests’ web site...(read more)



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