Early forestry research and teaching in North America | 150 Engage Illinois Office of Corporate Relations
Celebrating our Sesquicentennial 1867-2017
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In 1871 pioneering research on the culture and use of trees in Illinois for economic benefit was instituted with the establishment of an experimental plantation (formerly The forestry, with remaining portion now called the Illini Grove) that predates the more famous Morrow Plots, the first agricultural experimental fields in North America. Also in 1871 the earliest forestry course to be offered in the United States was initiated by Thomas Jay Burrill, a pioneer in the developing field of plant pathology.

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Jan 05, 1871
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Early forestry research and teaching in North America
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