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Native Plant Species Hold Variety of Benefits

When you start thinking about Spring, you may ponder the plants or trees you want to add to your garden. 


University of Illinois Extension Horticulture Educator Andrew Holsinger says that it’s important to keep native species in mind. 

There are other reasons to consider native plants or trees. Holsinger says they are used to the climate in Illinois. 

Holsinger says that considering native tree species can help you diversify your landscape. 

Holsinger adds that this applies to shrubs, too. 

Holsinger is offering five courses through the rest of March and all of April, including two Native Plants programs in mid-to-late April. Learn more at go.illinois.edu/cjmmevents


Holsinger appeared as a guest on the WTIM Morning Show.

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