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Links to Forestry Websites and Information


Illinois Department of Natural Resources
        Division of Forest Resources
                Listing and Map of IDNR District Foresters
                Listing of Consulting Foresters Practicing in the State of Illinois

University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences
        Dept of Natural Resources and Environmental Science
                Illinois Forestry Development Council
                Illinois Extension Forestry
                        Listing of Illinois Big Trees
                        Current and Archived Illinois Timber Price Lists
                        How To Measure Tree Volume Using a Tree Scale Stick

Southern Illinois University Department of Forestry
        Home Page -
                Best Forestry Management Practices
                Illinois Wood Products Association

USDA Forest Service
        Home Page -
                “Forest Management Guides”
                Northeastern Area State &  Private Forestry
                “Silvics of North America” - Comprehensive Guide to Tree Characteristics
                “Walnut Notes” - Guides to Growing and Managing Black Walnut Stands
                Forest Products Laboratory
                National Agroforestry Center

InterState RC&D
        Direct Seeding Handbook

Northeastern Area Association of State Foresters
        Forest Landowners Guide to Internet Resources


American Chestnut Foundation

American Forest Foundation - home page
        Illinois Tree Farm Committee

Forest Landowners Association

Illinois Christmas Tree Association

Illinois Forestry Association - home page

Walnut Council, including the Illinois Walnut Council Chapter


The Tree Information and Reference Guide by Wesspur Tree Equipment, Inc.
        (the tip for this link came from Jeff, a 4th grader and great researcher)
        Note: there have been reports of strange business practices by Wesspur, though,
        so NIFA does not endorse or suggest doing business with them.


Forest Landowner's Guide to the Federal Income Tax, Ag. Handbook 718
National Timber Tax Website

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  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Missouri
  • Iowa State University
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Pennsylvania State University

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