Mulligan is a Certified Arborist, licensed pesticide applicator,
Rolly was born and raised on a farm West of Champaign,
IL., where he developed an early love of nature and art. He attended
Holy Cross Grade School, where he was a member of the YMCA Judo
Club, and Mahomet Seymour HIgh School where he was the Student
Council President. In 1975, he graduated from SIUC with a BS in
Plant and Soil Science with a specialization in Landscape
Photo to left above was taken in 1967 - US Olympic
Chairman awards outstanding Judoka Award for Alton Olympic
Development Tournament. During the summer of 1976, Rolly
participated in a 5200 mile bicycle trip of the US and Canadian
Rockies with Mike Moon.
Upon graduation Rolly worked for
legendary nurseryman, Willet Wandell, at Urbana Nursery. He then
worked for landscaping companies in Oak Park outside of Chicago.
Rolly relocated to Southern Illinois to begin TREESOURCE in
1978 and in 1986, purchased a 70 acre nursery which is surrounded by
the Shawnee National Forest. The nursery is the source of many of
the trees he uses. In addition to the TREESOURCE inventory in
Carbondale, Rolly works with other growers and nurseries such as
Wandells in Urbana, IL., to obtain material not usually
Rolly has been privileged to meet and work for
many interesting clients. One of his earliest was Senator Paul Simon
and his wife Jeane. Others have been the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds,
the City of Carbondale, the City of Metropolis (home of Superman),
Bruce Weber and his wife, Megan, the WSIL Channel 3 TV Station, and
Blue Sky Vineyard.
Predigging preparation is one of our
specialties - We commonly apply disease and insect protection, root
stimulation and growth hormones, and pruning 3-6 months
BEFORE moving to the job site. This sets TREESOURCE
apart from others.
TREESOURCE is continuously looking
for new ways to improve tree
Visit our 70 acre nursery on
Giant City Road. 4 Miles South of University Mall in Carbondale. Our
nursery includes shade trees and ornamental trees.
Call 618.534.7659 for an appointment or send an email
6564 Giant City
Carbondale, IL 62902
Owner, Rolly Mulligan with