In recent years, we have lost many varieties of trees due to pests and diseases. Some of the notable ones include ornamental flowering pears, Bradford pears, elms, oak, and ash trees. There are many more, but these were the most prevalent in central Illinois.
The sudden loss of so many trees can have a huge impact on the environment, and we need to do our part in planting more trees to replace the ones that we have lost. With so many different types of trees, you may not know which tree is best to plant in your yard.