May 2022 Educational Program

Identifying the Unknown: Practical Tips to Help You Identify Trees and other Woody Plants
Presented by Travis Cleveland

Thursday, May 19, 2022
7:00 p.m. CDT via Zoom

It's a Bird Cherry... It's a Planetree... It's a Superform Maple! We have all encountered unfamiliar plants before. Our curiosity leads us to learn more about them. This presentation will help with the first step, identification. We will start by highlighting several botanical features used to identify trees and shrubs. Then, we will introduce some woody plant identification resources that are available for both beginners and experts.

Travis Cleveland is an Extension Specialist within the Department of Crop Sciences at the University of Illinois. His primary responsibilities include conducting certification training programs, developing training materials, and revising publications for the University of Illinois Pesticide Safety Education Program. He provides subject matter expertise in landscape horticulture, woody plants, and plant pathology.

This presentation will be presented via Zoom. Information on how to connect to the Zoom presentation will be posted on the Chapter website ( and Facebook page and distributed via email to members prior to the meeting. The program is free and open to the public. For more information call (815) 222-4414.   


2022 Native Plant Sale

Native Plant Public Sale and Pick Up Information
Although pre-orders for the 2022 native plant sale have ended, you can still purchase plants during the public sale and pickup dates on Friday, May 6 from 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wild Ones Members will be able to pick up plants on Thursday, May 5 from 3 to 7 p.m.

Pick up Location
The pickup location is 4601 Paulson Rd. (same as Paladin Parkway), Caledonia IL, just off East Riverside Boulevard and I-90 on the east side of Rockford, IL. Knowledgeable volunteers will be available to assist you with your purchases and if you have questions. A map is in the brochure.

We look forward to seeing you at the public sale and pre-order pick-up dates in May!

Download the 2022 Brochure here

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Covid Era
Due to covid-related mitigation measures, we are currently unable to meet in person. Until mitigation measures are eased, all of our monthly educational programs will be presented via Zoom, YouTube, or some other online format. Details will be posted regularly regarding how to connect to these programs.

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