In 2003, Patricia and Michael Johnson were named Illinois' Outstanding Tree Farmers. Our Tree Farm has been the site for numerous chain saw safety/directional felling workshops, wood turner club field days, and school tours and projects. Through contact with our customers and our work on the Illinois Tree Farm Committee, we provide information for fellow timber owners about the incredible value of the forest resource and the effectiveness of sustainable management practices. We encourage the public to tour our Tree Farm and enjoy our forest.

“...the very process of restoring the land to health is the process through which we become attuned to Nature and, through Nature, with ourselves. Restoration forestry, therefore, is both the means and the end, for as we learn how to restore the forest, we heal the forest, and as we heal the forest, we heal ourselves...”- Chris Maser, Forest Primeval