We have an exciting range of events for Tree Week 2022 so be sure to mark your calendars. We look forward to seeing you out in nature!

Tree Week Events Flyer




Exclusive White Oak Society Earth Day Tour of Poag Sand Prairie

April 22 | 6:30PM – 7:30PM | 4848 Street Car Rd, Edwardsville, IL 62025

White Oak Society Members can participate in an exclusive Earth Day Tour of Poag Sand Prairie hosted by HLC staff. Trail snacks will be provided.

Learn more about White Oak Society.

For more information, contact Kim O’Bryan our Director of Development & Events

618-566-4451 ext 10 | kim.obryan@heartlandsconservancy.org


Arlington Wetlands Community Service

April 23 | 9AM – 12PM | Arlington Wetlands

Celebrate Earth Day by participating in local community service! We invite you to Arlington Wetlands (Pontoon Beach, IL) for a stewardship workday.

Volunteers will receive a White Oak sapling to take home.

Register to attend.


Community Tree Distribution Day

April 25 | 9AM – 12PM | 4848 Street Car Rd, Edwardsville, IL 62025

As part of Tree Week 2022, HeartLands Conservancy will be providing over 150 free trees for communities and community organizations for planting in public places.

Communities who requested trees will be able to pick-up trees at Poag Sand Prairie.


HLC Tree ID Class

April 26 | 6:30PM – 7:30PM | HeartLands Conservancy

HLC will host a short tree identification course. This event will include a brief presentation on how to identify trees, common trees of Illinois, a sunset city walk around Belleville, and some pizza.

Participants will receive tree ID booklets to take home. Registration is required and is open from March 21-April 18, or until all spots are filled.

Register here.


Kids Experience Day with Fairmont City Schools

April 27 | 9AM – 3PM | Various Locations

HLC will partner with Fairmont City, Kreitner Elementary School, Collinsville High School, Mi Tierra Bonita and Phillips 66 to provide a hands-on, experiential field trip for students to engage in tree planting around Fairmont City.

Students will receive a Hydro Flask water bottle and their own White Oak sapling to plant at home.


Tree City USA Informational Session

April 28 | 1PM – 2PM | Online

HLC and Michael Brunk from Illinois Department of Natural Resources will host an informational webinar for municipalities and communities interested in becoming a Tree City USA.

Please register to attend.


Tree Planting Day

April 29 | 8AM – 4PM | Various Metro East Community Locations

Celebrate Arbor Day with Tree Planting in your community!

HLC invites communities who received community trees to share via social media your tree planting event.

For any questions, please contact Brittany Schweiger our Conservation Project Coordinator (618) 566-4451 ex. 25 | brittany.schwieger@heartlandsconservancy.org


Plant Sale Order Pick-Up

April 30 | 1PM – 4PM | 1524 Clinton Hills Parkway, Swansea, IL 62226

All plants, trees and shrubs ordered online from the HLC Native Plant Sale will be available for pickup at Swansea Clinton Hills Conservation Park from 1:00pm – 4:00pm.

For more information, please contact Eric Wright our Land Conservation Program Manager

618-566-4451 ext. 23 | eric.wright@heartlandsconservancy.org