STARHILL FOREST ARBORETUM
PETERSBURG, ILLINOIS, USA


A private arboretum located on 48 acres in southern Menard County, Illinois. We offer lectures about oaks, historic trees, native trees, and other tree-related topics, available in any English-speaking country and tailored for any audience level. We also bring presentations to your location.
 Starhill Forest is the official Arboretum of Illinois College, the oldest college in Illinois.

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Cultivar Introductions


Cultivar Introductions


Cultivar Introductions
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Research at Starhill Forest includes the growth of
OAK TREES

Starhill Forest tree research contributes to the knowledge of their growth

STARHILL FOREST ARBORETUM. PETERSBURG, IL

Lush foliage plants enjoying some warm outdoor weather. They'll go into the greenhouses during the winter.

A mole tries in vain to tip over some lush foliage plants that are enjoying a few months outdoors. They spend the winter in the greenhouses.

Shoreline plants along the edge of the pond in autumn.

Shoreline plants along the edge of the pond in autumn.

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Our Koelreuteria paniculata in fall
Starhill Forest Koelreuteria paniculata in fall, showing its compact form and fall color

Two- and three-year seedlings awaiting planting in the nursery after the danger of frost has passed
Two- and three-year seedlings brought out of the polyhouse in April for hardening off, awaiting planting in the nursery after the danger of frost has passed.

 

 
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