Best Management Practices: Oak Ecosystem Restoration, Regeneration, and Maintenance

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This in-depth guide was developed in 2018 by The Morton Arboretum to assist private landowners to preserve and manage native oak woodlands, conserve wildlife habitat, and protect nature and the different plants and animals that are part of oak ecosystems. This guide will help many to protect and plant more oak trees on their properties or within their communities.

The report is accompanied by 26 appendices and a glossary, which include details and additional resources relevant to the Illinois region.

Full Report and its Annexes


About The Morton Arboretum

The Morton Arboretum’s mission is to collect and study trees, shrubs, and other plants from around the world, to display them across naturally beautiful landscapes for people to study and enjoy, and to learn how to grow them in ways that enhance our environment. The Morton Arboretum’s goal is to encourage the planting and conservation of trees and other plants for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world.


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USDA Forest Service

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