Plant Trees with the Forest Preserve District in Honor of Earth Day

Plant Trees with the Forest Preserve District in Honor of Earth Day

Help celebrate Earth Day by planting trees in a Kane County forest preserve.

Volunteers are needed to plant trees at Kenyon Farm Forest Preserve in South Elgin on Saturday, April 22, at 10 a.m. All are welcome. Volunteers will plant hundreds of oaks in a few hours, and can use as many helpers as possible. Holes will be pre-dug. Volunteers will simply plant the tree, tamp down dirt, add water and mulch. It’s easy! There will also be other activities such as brush cutting and clearing.

Be sure to arrive promptly at 10 a.m. Planting will continue until all trees are in the ground or 1 p.m. — whichever comes first!

Each year, the Forest Preserve District of Kane County plants trees as part of an Earth Day celebration. Over the years, thousands of trees have been planted with the help of volunteers.

This volunteer opportunity is perfect for individuals or groups, families, scouts, youth groups or other organizations. You’re welcome to plant a single tree or stay and plant as many as you like. Bring work gloves if you prefer. Groups of 10 or more, please contact our volunteer coordinator at 630-762-2741 or to register. Groups of less than 10 do not need to RSVP.

Kenyon Farm Forest Preserve is located at 8N700 Barry Road, South Elgin. Public parking is available at South Elgin High School, in the southeast corner of the lot. Accessible-only parking is available off Barry Road. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Kane County Forest Preserve District