Garden Speakers Series: Ensuring that Illinois Trees Do Not Become Endangered

Sun, February 17, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sunday, February 17


Ensuring that Illinois Trees Do Not Become Endangered

Museum of the Grand Prairie, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 2 p.m.

Illinois is proud to be called the “breadbasket of the world”, with more than 75% of the land given over to agriculture. But another 12 to 15% is under urbanization, leaving some of our native trees in as serious a position of potential extinction as threatened trees in other parts of the world. Elizabeth Jeffery, Professor Emerita from UIUC and Master Naturalist, will present an engaging talk about native Illinois tree species in the greatest danger and what you can do to help at home. Be sure to visit our special outdoor exhibit, Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat, to learn more about threatened and endangered trees and action you can take to save them. Exhibit created by The Morton Arboretum and The Global Trees Campaign. FREE. For more info: (217) 586-2612 or

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