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Prairie Grove

In partnership with the Children and Elder's Forest, Prairie Grove was established in the fall of 2008. Prairie Grove is a collection of native trees planted by a child and an elder that not only aims to deepen the bonds between the generations but also increase the indigenous local tree population thereby increasing the quality of life in Bloomington-Normal.


Nestled within the native prairie, Prairie Grove features 29 trees representing 11 different species. For more information on sponsoring a tree in Prairie Grove please contact Director Jessica Chambers at (309) 438-3496 or


For additional information on the groves throughout Bloomington-Normal, please visit the Children and Elders Forest website at