Improve your tree identification skills with free tree walk

Monticello, Ill. – Master Gardener volunteers of DeWitt and Piatt Counties will host tree identification walks this fall. Sessions are free and open to the public. Participants can attend one or both sessions, and space is limited.

University of Illinois Extension Horticulture Educator Sarah Vogel will lead the walks and discuss characteristics of trees and how to use them for identification. “Our volunteers are glad to offer these opportunities to the public,” says Beth Miglin, Extension horticulture coordinator.  “It’s a great way to discover more about the natural world around us.”

Sessions will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. this fall. On Friday, October 8 participants meet at the Lakeview Hill picnic area in Weldon Springs in Clinton. On Sunday, October 17 they will meet at the pavilion in Piatt County Forest Preserve Park in Monticello. Participants should dress appropriately for light hiking.

Registration for the sessions are open now through October 15 at For more information, contact Beth Miglin at or call 217-762-2191.

The horticulture program is a branch of University of Illinois Extension that provides research-based information and training about soil testing, tree health, lawn care, pest identification and control, vegetable gardening, and more. The horticulture program also provides Master Gardener training. Find DeWitt, Macon, and Piatt Extension Master Gardeners and Horticulture on Facebook.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact 217-762-2191. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.

Source: Beth Miglin, Horticulture Coordinator, University of Illinois Extension

Writer: Sarah Vogel, Extension Horticulture Educator, University of Illinois Extension

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