Introducing a NEW program for Illinois communities:

Recover, Replant, Restore!


Trees Forever is expanding planting efforts in Illinois and focusing on improving community forests! We help communities prepare and recover from natural disasters and invasive pests, such as emerald ash borer. 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!


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. Participants may also apply for assistance and a tree-planting grant through Trees Forever.


For more information, contact Barb Grabner-Kerns at (217) 561-1062.

Volunteers planting hope in communities recovering from natural disasters!

Related Documents


Application Form


Informational fact sheets for tree issues related wind damage, flood, drought, and ice storms are available for download.  Read the series here.