SMA Liaison John J. Scott SMA Illinois Liaison

Eric Hendrickson

jhendricksone@villageoflombard.org
 

State Coordinators: 

Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Reinee Hildebrandt
Urban Conservation Program Admin
217-785-8771
reinee.hildebrandt@illinois.gov
https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/conservation/Forestry/UrbanForestry/Pages/default.aspx

People You Should Know

Illinois Arborist Association Executive Director: April Toney 877-617-8887 april@illinoisarborist.org

Illinois Arborist Association Board of Directors: http://illinoisarborist.org/about-us/board-of-directors/

Coming Events in State

March 21, 2018                                   Arborist Certification, Municipal Specialist and Utility Specialist Exams at the Moline Public Works Department.

March 26-28, 2018                             Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) Courses at the Mulch Center in Deerfield, IL.

March 29, 2018                                   Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) Renewal Course at the Mulch Center in Deerfield, IL.

March 27, 2018                                   Arborist Certification, Municipal Specialist and Utility Specialist Exams at the Logan Square Branch Library in Chicago.

March 29, 2018                                   Arborist Certification, Municipal Specialist and Utility Specialist Exams at the Mulch Center in Deerfield, IL.

April 5, 2018                                         Arborist Certification, Municipal Specialist and Utility Specialist Exams at the Village of Lombard.

April 14, 2018                                      1st Aid CPR at Pheasant Run

April 19, 2018                                      Northeast Municipal Foresters Meeting  -- Pest Update with Fredric Miller. Location: Village of Lombard  at 10:00am. RSVP April Toney at april@illinoisarborist.org

April 21, 2018                                      Aerial Rescue at Reed Keppler Park

April 28, 2018                                      CTW Prep Class at Pheasant Run

May 5, 2018                                          CTW Exam at Reed Keppler Park

May 8, 15, 22, and 23, 2018                  Municipal Specialist Workshops and Exam at Village of Lombard 

May 9, 2018                                          Arborist Certification, Municipal Specialist and Utility Specialist Exams at the Homewood Landscape Building.

May 24, 2018                                       Arborist Certification, Municipal Specialist and Utility Specialist Exams at the Mulch Center in Deerfield, IL.

June 6 – August 8                                Arborist Certification Workshops and Exam at the Homewood Landscape Building in Homewood, IL. Classes run every Wednesday night from 6:30-9:00pm. Exam will be held on August 8. You must pre-register for these workshops.

July 18, 2018                                        IAA Summer Conference in Champaign, IL.

July 26, 2018                                        Arborist Certification, Municipal Specialist and Utility Specialist Exams at the Mulch Center in Deerfield, IL.

August 8, 2018                                     Arborist Certification, Municipal Specialist and Utility Specialist Exams at the Homewood Landscape Building.

August 24, 2018                                   IAA Annual Golf Outing at St. Andrews Country Club.

September 5 – November 7              Arborist Certification Workshops and Exam at the Homewood Landscape Building in Homewood, IL.  Classes run every Wednesday night from 6:30-9:00pm. Exam will be held on November 7. You must pre-register for these workshops.

September 6, 2018                             Arborist Certification, Municipal Specialist and Utility Specialist Exams at the Mulch Center in Deerfield, IL.

September 13 – November 15         Arborist Certification Workshops and Exam at the Mulch Center in Deerfield, IL. Classes run every Thursday night from 6:30-9:00pm. Exam will be held on November 15. You must pre-register for these workshops.

November 7, 2018                              Arborist Certification, Municipal Specialist, and Utility Specialist Exams at the Homewood Landscape Building.

November 15, 2018                            Arborist Certification, Municipal Specialist and Utility Specialist Exams at the Mulch Center in Deerfield, IL.

December 11 -12, 2018                     IAA Annual Conference and Trade Show in Tinley Park, IL.

National Events of Interest

August 5 – 8, 2018                              ISA Conference, Columbus, Ohio

http://www.isa-arbor.com/events/conference/index.aspx

November 7 – 8                                   Partners in Community Forestry Conference, Irvine, CA

                                                                https://www.arborday.org/programs/pcf/

Links of Interest

Illinois Arborist Association: http://illinoisarborist.org/

                                                http://illinoisarborist.org/services-we-provide/resources-for-municipal-arborists/

International Society of Arboriculture: http://www.isa-arbor.com/home.aspx

Il Dept. of Natural Resources – Urban and Community Forestry: https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/conservation/Forestry/UrbanForestry/Pages/default.aspx

Trees are Good: http://www.treesaregood.org/

Morton Arboretum: http://www.mortonarb.org/

Chicago Botanic Garden: https://www.chicagobotanic.org/

Tree Fund: https://www.treefund.org/

Arbor Day Foundation – IL: https://www.arborday.org/states/state.cfm?state=il

U of I Pesticide Safety Education Program: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/psep/  

University of Illinois Extension: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/dkk/

College of Dupage Horticulture Department: http://www.cod.edu/programs/horticulture/

Joilet Junior College Urban Forestry/Arboriculture:  http://www.jjc.edu/academics/horticulture/environmental-horticulture

Illinois Dept. of Ag EAB: https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/agr/Insects/Pests/EmeraldAshBorer/Pages/default.aspx

Illinois Urban Wood: http://illinoisurbanwood.org/

Wisconsin Arborist Association: http://www.waa-isa.org/

USDA APHIS: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/home/

Tree Care Industry Association: https://tcia.org/

Il Dept. of Labor Prevailing Wage – Landscaping FAQ: https://www.illinois.gov/idol/FAQs/Pages/Landscaping.aspx

American Forests: http://www.americanforests.org/

Chicago Regional Trees Initiative: http://chicagorti.org/

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Biography

I have been involved urban forestry since discovering the field as a summer seasonal for the University of Michigan’s Forestry Department in 1991. After a brief stint at Hendricksen, the Care of Trees , I moved to the Village of Glen Ellyn - Forestry in late 1992, working  up to the crew leader/supervisor position.  In 2013, I became the Forestry Supervisor for the Village of Lombard. 

  • Certified Arborist since 1993
  • TRAQ obtained 2015
  • 2015 elected Illinois Municipal Chair, re-elected 2017
  • ISA Municipal Specialist 2017
  • Member of Chicago Regional Trees Initiative Tree Planting and Stewardship work group