SMA Liaison John J. Scott SMA Illinois Liaison

Eric Hendrickson

[email protected]
 

State Coordinators: 

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Jim Tresouthick    Urban Conservation Program Admin
217-785-8771
[email protected]
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 [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

June 29, 2019                                                       SRT Climbing Workshop the Mulch Center Deerfield, IL

July 16 & 17, 2019                                               IAA Summer Conference Champaign, IL http://illinoisarborist.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Summer-Conf-FLYER.pdf

July 18 & 19, 2019                                               Urban Forest Strike Team Training Urbana, IL http://illinoisarborist.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/UFST-Task-Specialist-Training-Announcement-IL-2019.pdf

August 23, 2019                                                   2019 Golf Outing St. Andrews Golf & Country Club West Chicago, IL

September 4 – November 6, 2019                   Certified Arborist Workshops and Exam, Homewood, IL

September 28, 2019                                           Illinois Tree Climbing Championship Shiloh Park Zion, IL

November 5 & 6, 2019                                       IAA Annual Conference and Trade Show Tinley Park, ILNational Events of Interest

August 11-14, 2019                                             ISA Annual International Conference and Trade Show, Knoxville, TN

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

November 20 – 21, 2019                                   Partners in Community Forestry Conference, Cleveland, OH

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