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Good News! You can now sponsor trees in Eagle and Songbird Groves. Go to our website: http://ceforest.wixsite.com/ceforest
Click on the "Sponsor a Tree Now" tab to open up the Sponsorship form. The dates of the plantings are determined by The Town of Normal (Eagle Grove), and M.J. Rhymer Family Nature Preserve (Songbird Grove).

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Children and Elders Forest is feeling nostalgic.

This is a video from our last ceremony at Songbird grove. It’s several years old, but it really captures the spirit of Children & Elders Forest, and the vision of our founder, Joe Grabill!
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Joe Grabill Songbird Grove Ceremony, November 2012. The mission of Children & Elders Forest is to plant trees, bond generations, and improve health.
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This past Saturday, Board member, Shamelle Grabill organized a Turtle 🐢 Grove tree checking activity. Board members Rebecca, Mike and Deb O. joined her. We spent an hour checking all 95 trees to make sure they had their tags with readable labels. We also noted if there were any condition issues with any of the trees. Turtle Grove is in full autumn 🍂 colors and is looking great! We also noticed how these more mature trees are acting as a wind break. As soon as we stepped out of the grove, the northwest winds 💨 took our breath away on a chilly and damp morning!

The prairie in Winter Hill Grove is in full bloom! Thanks for taking this picture, Shamelle Grabill. 😀

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Board members, Shamelle Grabill and Deb Oberg, check and hang tags in Winter Hill Grove on April 2, 2017.

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Children and Elders Forest added a new photo to the album: Winterhill Grove, Bloomington, IL — with Shamelle Grabill at Ewing Park III.

This picture of a Cucumber Magnolia tree in Winter Hill Grove was taken by Board Member, Shamelle Grabill. What a beautiful spring flowering tree!

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Happy first day of Spring!

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Taken by Joe Grabill from the front of his house last fall.

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Children and Elders Forest added 10 new photos to the album: Songbird Grove — at M.J. Rhymer Family Nature Preserve.
February 18, 2017

Songbird was established in November 2010 with our partner, M.J. Rhymer Family Nature Preserve

Children and Elders Forest added 16 new photos to the album: Eagle Grove — at Maxwell Park.

Eagle grove, our 2nd grove, was established in 2006 with our partner, the town of Normal

Children and Elders Forest added 21 new photos to the album: Turtle Grove — with Joe Grabill at Maxwell Park.

Turtle Grove was our first grove, established in the spring of 2005 with our partner, the town of Normal

Prairie Grove was established in November 2008 with our partner, ISU Horticultural Center

This grove was established in November 2008 with our our partners, Bloomington Jr. High and Sr. High School.

Children and Elders Forest added 10 new photos from February 18, 2017 at 1:21pm to the album: Cardinal Grove — at Glenn Elementary School.
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Cardinal Grove was established in 2009 with our partner, Glen Elementary School

This is our newest grove named after the 13 mature Bur Oaks at this location. It is near Kickapoo Creek