Contact Us

University of Illinois Extension serving Livingston, McLean and Woodford Counties

McLean County
1615 Commerce Parkway
Bloomington, IL 61704
Phone: 309-663-8306
FAX: 309-663-8270
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 11:30-12:30 pm)

Livingston County
1412 S Locust
Pontiac, IL 61764
Phone: 815-842-1776
FAX: 815-842-6547
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

McLean County
UNITY Community Center
632 Orlando Avenue
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-862-4041
FAX: 309-663-8270
Hours: Monday - Friday 11am to 7:00 pm

Woodford County
109 East Eureka Avenue
Eureka, IL 61530
Phone: 309-467-3789
FAX: 309-467-6034
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Upcoming Events

The "What's wrong with my tree?" Series: Invasive Pests

April 25, 2019 (1:00 PM )

McLean County Extension Office
1615 Commerce Parkway
Bloomington, IL 61704 (McLean County)

A series of in-person, hands-on workshops designed to answer questions regarding tree health.

Free. Open to the public.

Registration Required At:

Continuing education hours available for Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists, especially for those who answer questions for the public at a Help Desk, at booths for community events, or out on the trails or in community gardens.

Each session will be held at 1:00 pm on the dates listed below, at University of Illinois Extension Office - McLean County (1615 Commerce Parkway, Bloomington). Each session will run 60-90 minutes.

April 25: Illinois' Most Unwanted Invasive Pests with Kelly Estes, Agricultural Pest Survey Coordinator for University of Illinois.
Hear the latest most unwanted insects pests in Illinois that threaten farmers, gardeners and homeowners. Kelly will discuss identifying characteristics, host preferences, where these insects are right now, and what their population means for Illinois.

May 02: Top 12 Tree Insects with Kelly Allsup, U of I Extension Horticulture Educator.
Kelly will address the most likely insect culprits of tree decline in your backyard: telltale signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and the prevention treatments available.  Participants will leave with educational handouts to assist with identifying these tree insects. 

May 16: Assessing Tree Health with Chris Enroth, U of I Extension Horticulture Educator.
Identify the most common environmental tree issues that cause tree decline in the landscape. Tree health can be difficult to determine, but routinely checking your tree may help you notice problems as they appear.

May 23: Tree Diseases with Diana Plewa, U of I Plant Diagnostician Outreach Specialist.
Every home owner, Master Gardener and Master Naturalists should know the eight most devastating tree diseases that come into the Plant Clinic each year. She will discuss the telltale signs and symptoms for identification, when to send plant samples to the Plant Clinic for a definitive diagnosis, as well as prevention and treatment methods.