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Healthy Hedges

Ready to clear and replace the invasive woody plants- Read: buckthorn and honeysucle- from your yard? Check out the resources below to help you on your journey to a healthier year!

Identification and Background Information

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

 

Removal and Treatment

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources What you can do to control buckthorn?

University of Minnesota Extension video

Conserve Lake County (Openlands) Control Techniques for Buckthorn 

Illinois Department of Natural Resources Vegetation Management Guide: Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica Thunb.) 

 

Replacement

**Healthy Hedges 24x36 poster**

**Healthy Hedges tri fold brochure with 11x17 poster**

Chicago Region Trees Initiative Invasive Woody Plant Replacement Guide

University of Illinois Extension Selecting Shrubs for Your Home

Native Tree Sales. Check out our listing of native plant sales in and around the Chicago Region for inspiration in replacing the invasive plants in your back yard and growing a healthier yard!

 

 

Native Plant Sales

Native Plant Sales map

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District - Restore the Canopy Plant A Tree program,  free native trees in Cook County

 

 

Spread the Word

TEDx talk by Lake County Forest Preserves' Director of Communications Allison Frederick, "Why we can't let nature take its course"

 

 

The Healthy Hedges Campaign is a partnership of the following organizations:

Illinois Landscape Contractors AssociationBarrington Area Community TrustPlanIt LandscapesLake County Forest Preserve DistrictForest Preserves of Cook CountyRingers Landscaping