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


Blackhawk Hills Resource Conservation and Development Area
        Home Page -

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)


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

National Timber Tax Website


Many extension organizations provide their publications in Adobe Acrobat Reader format, so that you can download a copy for free and print it yourself. The alternative is to contact them by phone or mail and purchase copies of the publications you desire.

University of Illinois then click on “Publications ... “

University of Minnesota

University of Missouri

Iowa State University

University of Wisconsin

Pennsylvania State University