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Recommendations for nature enthusiasts in Central Illinois

The Morton Arboretum features an award-winning Children’s Garden, Maze Garden, and 16 miles of hiking trails. Whether you seek a quiet stroll or an active family adventure, the Arboretum allows you to explore an oasis of magnificent trees and beautiful landscapes. 


Woody Warehouse is an Indiana based nursery growing over 130 native trees and shrubs.


Hessel Park boasts one of the largest and healthiest tree populations within the Champaign Park District. With over 50 different species of trees dotting the landscape of this beautiful park, you’re sure to find something of interest.


The Arbor Day Foundation leads a international movement to plant 500 million trees by 2027 in areas where they’re needed most. Check out their vision to plant more trees, educate more people, get more hands in the dirt, and support more lives across the globe.


The University of Illinois Plant Clinic supports plant and insect identification; nematode assays; diagnosis of injury from disease, insects, weeds, and chemicals; and help with nutrient-related issues.

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