( KTRS ) An effort is underway to plant more than 200 trees at the Illinois State Fairgrounds after dozens of trees were killed by the Emerald Ash Borer.
The Illinois Department of Agriculture announced Thursday that the Illinois Green Industry Association to replace the trees, by donating 50 trees each year until 2019. Acting Agriculture Director Warren Goetsch says those being planted this year include 25 types of evergreens.
Gov. Bruce Rauner on Thursday helped plant seedlings grown from acorns collected from an oak tree planted years ago by a friend of Abraham Lincoln. That tree was planted to honor the nation’s 16th president.