Chainsaw program participant cuts log

Check the events page for a list of upcoming forestry programs. The forestry program is available to provide educational programming and outreach in these areas: 

  • Chainsaw safety and directional felling
  • Invasive species identification and management
  • Forest management and restoration 
  • Timber harvesting and timber tax
  • Maple syrup collection and processing
  • Plant / Tree identification
  • Forest health and mitigation
  • Agroforestry
  • Urban and community forestry


The Extension Forestry Team offers these educational conferences and workshops annually: 

  • Tri-State Forest Stewardship Conference (March)
  • Southern Illinois Conservation Workshop (September)
  • Illinois Invasive Species Symposium (May)
  • S.A.W.W. Certified Chainsaw Safety and Directional Felling Training
  • Backyard Maple Syrup Workshop (Jan. / Feb.)