SMA Liaison John J. Scott SMA Illinois Liaison

Eric Hendrickson

[email protected]
 

State Coordinators: 

Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Mike Brunk – Urban Forestry Administrator
217-558-2517
[email protected]

People You Should Know

Illinois Arborist Association Executive Director: April Toney 877-617-8887 [email protected]

Illinois Urban and Community Forestry Committee Chairperson: Robert Sproule [email protected]

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

Coming Events in State

January 16,2020                                                  NEMF Meeting – IPWMAN, Lombard, IL

January 29 – April 1, 2020                                 Certified Arborist Workshops and Exam, Lombard, IL

January 29 – April 1, 2020                                 Certified Arborist Workshops and Exam, Homewood, IL

February 14, 2020                                               Stop the Bleed Training, Lombard, IL

February 20, 2020                                               NEMF Meeting – topic TBD, Lombard, IL

February 26 – May 6, 2020                               Certified Arborist Workshops and Exam, Chicago Botanic Gardens

March 2020                                                          Certified Arborist exam, Downers Grove, IL (exact date TBD)

March 19, 2020                                                   NEMF Meeting – topic TBD, Lombard, IL

April 3, 2020                                                         NEMF Meeting – Fields on Caton Farms Tour

May 16, 2020                                                       Illinois Tree Climbing Competition

May 21, 2020                                                       NEMF Meeting – topic TBD, Lombard, IL

May 2020                                                              Certified Arborist exam, Downers Grove, IL (exact date TBD)

June 25, 2020                                                       Certified Arborist exam, Lombard, IL

July 2020                                                               Certified Arborist exam, Downers Grove, IL (exact date TBD)

July 2020                                                          Illinois Arborist Association Summer Conference (exact date TBD)

August 26 – October 28, 2020                          Certified Arborist Workshops and Exam, Vernon Hills, IL

September 2020                                                Certified Arborist exam, Downers Grove, IL (exact date TBD)

September 17, 2020                                          NEMF Meeting – topic TBD, Lombard, IL

October 6 & 7, 2020                                          Illinois Arborist Association Annual Meeting and Trade Show

November 21, 2020                                           NEMF Meeting – topic TBD, Lombard, IL

December 19, 2020                                           NEMF Meeting – topic TBD, Lombard, IL

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