Are My Trees In Trouble or NOT? Info for you!

You are the best protection for your trees. Learn what to look for.

Oaks, maples, and walnut trees can exhibit signs of stress and decline; during our tree talk learn how to identify signs and symptoms of tree stress and diseases like bur oak blight (BOB), sudden oak death (SOD) and anthracnose.   August is 'tree check' month, learn more about spotted lanternfly, Asian longhorned beetle and other tree pest threats, how to identify, manage and report them. Participants will receive the newly updated Management of Invasive Plants and Pests of Illinois guide.


Our speaker is Tricia Bethke the Forest Pest Outreach Coordinator for the State of Illinois. Tricia’s responsibilities include statewide training of key stakeholders on invasive species, forest pest identification, regulations and quarantines and reporting protocols. Tricia also coordinates and instructs tree identification, pest detection, and tree health monitoring programs. She was recently featured in a Chicago Tribune article on tree health.

The session will be Sunday, 8/11, 2:00 – 3:00 at the Barrington Village Hall.

Collaboratively sponsored by Citizens for Conservation and The Morton Arboretum.

Free event but reservations required.

RSVP to email: [email protected] or call: 847-382-7283