• East Peoria, IL

         -  Landscaped Riverfront Drive

         -  Target Outlet Mall added trees and sod to the              parking lot perimeter and islands

         -   Bass Pro Shop - parking lot islands


  • Washington, IL - Tornado Damage Restoration Program - placed sod in two subdivisions

  • Canton, IL - beautified the Canton Bike Trail

  • Springfield, IL

          - Stanford Ave

          - Iles Ave & Archer Elevator

​          - Washington Park

  • Lincoln, IL

          - Bus Loop 55

​          - HSRR

CNS Forestry and Landscaping, LLC was established March 2008. Owner Christine Schilling initially started her career by working at a communication company owned by her family. During these years the telecommunication industry began to change and Christine adapted quickly. This experience is what gave her the inspiration to become an entrepreneur. She started her own landscaping company while continuing to work for her family. Steve Schilling, Christine’s husband since 2006, also owned a business. Steve owned a local tree farm for many years. Christine’s business grew and she decided to hire Steve full time in 2010 as an operator. CNS has been fully established and growing the business, the clients and nature for more than 8 years. 

Company History

  • Central Illinois
  • North Central Illinois
  • Western Illinois
  • Peoria, IL
  • ​Washington, IL
  • Canton, IL
  • Dunlap, IL
  • ​Springfield, IL


What makes us unique?

  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE) IDOT
                 MISC: EROSION CONTROL
    • 561730- SEEDING & SODDING

                            TREE REMOVAL (pending approval)

  • Licensed Herbicide and Pesticide commercial applicator (State of Illinois​) 

  • Union contractor (Signatory with Local Labor and Operator Unions​) 


Areas Served

CNS is for the preservation and beautification of the land, dedicated to preserving the natural habitats of Illinois. We are involved in CRP (Conservation Reserve Program) and CREP (Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program) government conservation programs in order to support our unique mission of being for the land. We create and work with the natural habitats of quail, deer, and other animals. CNS believes our approach will keep your land as a healthy and fruitful as possible, yielding immediate and beautiful results.