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Memorial / Honorary Trees

The following gift opportunities are available to honor family members, friends, classmates, colleagues at work and/or simply someone you care about. 
   ::  Campus Beautification – Garden with a $250,000 permanent endowment or $12,500 one-time gift
   ::  Campus Beautification – Bench at $1,500 each
   ::  Campus Beautification – Tree at $500 each
If you would like to make a gift in honor of or in memory of someone, please contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 217.245.3046 or

Sampling of Trees and Plantings

The following is a representative sampling of trees and plantings throughout the Illinois College campus
Tree Species (Representative Sampling)
American Beech
American Yellowwood
Autumn Blaze Maple
Bald Cypress
Black Gum
Burr Oak
Chestnut Oak
Dwarf Whitespire Birch
Emerald Queen Maple
European Hornbean
Fall Fiesta Sugar Maple
Fastigate Hornbean
Forest Pansy Redbud
Greenspire Linden
Kentucky Coffee Tree
Prairie Fire Crabapple
Red Oak
Regal Prince Oak
Shingle Oak
Snowdrift Crabapple
Swamp White Oak
White Bud
Winter King Hawthorne

Prominent collections throughout campus include Knockout Roses, Forsythia and various species of Hosta. Shrubs, evergreens and woody perennials that retain their small stature throughout their lifetime are also present.
The Arbor Day Foundation has honored Illinois College as a 2012 Tree Campus USA College for its dedication to campus forestry management and environmental stewardship. Illinois College is the second college or university in Illinois to be named a Tree Campus USA University. Illinois State University was among the 29 institutions that earned the designation when it was first made available by the Arbor Day Foundation in 2008.

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