Illinois is the most populous state in the midwest, and has an international port that connects the state to the Great Lakes. Springfield is the state capital, and Illinois is comprised of 102 counties. Illinois is a major agricultural and global meat production center. Corn, soybeans, and apple trees are commonly grown crops, but the state tree is a White Oak. Successful planting in the state requires planning and species that are able to survive Plant Hardiness Zones 5a and 5b (average minimum temperatures between -10 and -20 degrees Fahrenheit). It is common that snow, thunderstorms, and destructive tornadoes come through Illinois. In the event you need to remove a tree, locate your city below, and learn the tree protection ordinance and removal permitting process.
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