Illinois Community Forestry
Trees Forever is focusing on improving community forests! We help communities prepare and recover from natural disasters and invasive pests, such as emerald ash borer. Thanks to a partnership between Trees Forever, Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Forest Service, these services and helpful resources are available to Illinois communities.
Bring workshops, an inventory and awareness to your community!
By providing training on best practices for tree care and species selection, we can make our forests stronger and less susceptible to damage from tornadoes, wind, ice, flooding, droughts, diseases and invasive species. As local budgets become more strained, these preventative proactive measures are vital to the health of our planet!
Funding to Replant Your Community Forest
Trees Forever’s Recover, Replant, Restore! grants of $500 to $3,000 are available to Illinois communities diversifying their community forests or recovering from natural or man-made disasters particularly emerald ash borer (EAB). The grants will also help communities prepare for these disasters by planting more diverse disease- and storm-resistant shade trees. Projects may include planting trees along streets, trails, community entryways, at schools, public buildings, parks and more.