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State Chapter Dues $10.00


President Cole Craft
Vice President Wade Nystrom
Treasurer Ken Konsis
Secretary Steve Felt
Editor Lara Darling
Western Dave Asbury
Northern John Torbert
Southern Casey Calvert
At large
At large Wil Thielemann

Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events

April 7, 2018: Shiitake mushroom workshop, Wade Nystrom residence on IL Rt 17 east of Woodhull, IL. Contact Steve Felt at 309-788-0419 for more info.

Spring, 2018 (date TBD): Timber harvest field day at Spoon River state forest. Date will be set once harvest has begun.

October 6, 2018: Fall field day, Casey Calvert farm, details TBD.

Past Events

October 7, 2017: Illinois & Indiana chapters fall field day, north of Danville, Illinois. Tour three woodlands: a 22 acre walnut plantation from 1989, 20 acres of native trees intensively managed with many native walnuts, 25 acres of native trees marked for a timber sale. Further details available soon.

September 12, 2016: Illinois Walnut Council annual field day and meeting near Decatur.

November 7, 2016: Forest management workshop at Kennekuk County Park.

Illinois Chapter newsletters

September 2015
March 2015
July 2014
February 2014
April 2013
July 2012
October 2011


The Illinois WC has merchandise available at chapter sponsored field days and meetings: Stihl hand pruners ($20), Corona 10" folding saw ($25), IWC hats ($15) and IWC member metal signs ($10).

Annual Meeting

July 29- August 1, 2018
Dubuque, Iowa (with tours in WI)
Chairs: Manfred Mielke and Cindy Heisdorffer

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