Guy Sternberg is a certified arborist and a retired landscape architect. He served on the staff of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources for 32 years and currently is the owner and manager of Starhill Forest Arboretum which holds one of the most extensive oak genus (Quercus
) living reference collections in North America.
Guy works with the National Famous and Historic Tree Program to promote awareness and appreciation of special historic trees and was the tree consultant and propagator for a special tree nursery serving Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, the setting of President Abraham Lincoln’s Tomb. He is the principal author of the reference books Landscaping with Native Trees
and Native Trees for North American Landscapes
Guy has also provided articles and photographs for numerous periodicals including American Nurseryman, Arborist News, American Gardener, Landscape Architecture, Fine Gardening, Country Woman and Old House Journal. He has been a contributor for several volumes in Houghton Mifflin’s Taylor’s Garden Encyclopedia
Guy is a tree consultant, writer, lecturer and photographer. He and Edie have propagated and grown thousands of species of trees, both native and non-native, at Starhill Forest. He was the first president of the International Oak Society and is a life member of the International Dendrology Society, International Society of Arboriculture and American Forests.