Earth Day Tree Giveaway

Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Location: 

  • Dickson Mounds, Lewistown

Event Audience: 

Family

Fee: 

Free; donations appreciated

In celebration of Earth Day, pick-up and plant a free native Illinois tree seedling in your own yard as part of a community-wide event.  Information about each species will also be provided.  Families are encouraged to take a photograph with their newly planted seedling and share it on our Facebook page at Illinois State Museum-Dickson Mounds.

Seedlings are from the Mason State Tree Nursery, Illinois' only state nursery, located in Topeka.  Everything produced at the nursery is Native Illinois Eco-type, free of Neonicotinoid Pesticides.  Online ordering for seedlings and native plants is now available at https://dnr2.illinois.gov/masonstatenursery

When picking up the seedlings, participants are encouraged to bring their own newspaper and plastic sack to wrap and transport their seedling.  It is best to promptly plant the seedling.  Tree seedlings are limited to two per family and are available on a first come, first served basis at the following locations:

Dickson Mounds Museum, 10956 N. Dickson Mounds Rd.

Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge, 19031 E. CR 2110N

Havana Park District-Chester Center, 200 South McKinley St.

Jones Park, Canton

YMCA, 1325 E. Ash Street, Canton

Ellisville Opera House, Main Street

London Mills Fire House, Main Street

Astoria Public Library, 220 W. Broadway

Avon Public Library, 105 S. Main Street

Lewistown Carnegie Library, 1126 N. Main Street

Spoon River Library, 201 S. 3rd St., Cuba

Valley District Library, 515 Carter Street, Fairview

Vermont Public Library, 101 S. Main Street

Image is of tree planting.

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