The Extension Forestry team at Dixon Springs offers numerous outreach, educational, and training opportunities covering a wide variety of forestry and natural resources related topics. In addition to educational programming, we conduct forestry and invasive species research, maintain a demonstration forest and pollinator prairie, and produce maple syrup on site. Our mission is simple: to assist, advise, and encourage Illinois woodland owners to make informed management decisions for today, tomorrow, and the future. Watch for programs unique to Southern Illinois, or learn more at the state Extension Forestry website.
These technical publications are available to the public and provide valuable information on forest and tree health, forest stewardship, Illinois Big Tree Register, Illinois Forestry in Focus, invasive species, and silvics and forest ecology.
In addition to these technical publications, Illinois Extension Forestry provides presentations and other recorded content through our YouTube Channel.
Illinois Timber Price Bulletins
Forest & Tree Health
Illinois Technical Forestry Assistance
Illinois Big Tree Register
Illinois Forestry in Focus
Silvics & Forest Ecology
Forestry and Wildlife
Illinois Tree Farm Program
IDNR Division of Forest Resources
Southern Illinois Beginning Forest Landowner Program
Participants learn about forest ecology, tree identification, management planning, invasive species, timber harvest, managing for wildlife, forest soils, safe use of herbicides and chainsaws, tree planting, and many other skills related to forest management.