Illinois state tree - the White Oak
Illinois state tree – the White Oak

Illinois may be known for vast prairies and plains, but the forests are also a wonderful part of our state. The very first forestry course ever taught in our nation was at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Illinois has a long and rich history with our forests.

 

Illinois forests provide recreational opportunities, homes for wildlife and employment for many Illinois residents. The benefits of Illinois forests are numerous. Enjoy the beauty and functionality of Illinois forests!

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