- Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
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