Heritage Oaks

Oak Species – 119 Betty Lane, Lake Zurich


“When we began to look for homes in Lake Zurich, I knew that I wanted to live in a wooded subdivision. I gasped when I saw our future property and the number of different oak species. When I started to research oak trees, I found out just how important they are to […]

By |2018-09-29T08:53:54-05:00September 29th, 2018|Heritage Oaks|0 Comments

Young Bur Oak – 45 Lake View Place, Lake Zurich


This young bur oak is now a Future Heritage Oak.  The owner’s mother, age 93, has nurtured this oak since it was a volunteer ( sprouted spontaneously) on her property.  She has a great love for trees and it shows in the health of the oaks on her property.


By |2018-10-19T16:22:30-05:00September 29th, 2018|Heritage Oaks|0 Comments

Pin Oak – 1240 Whitehall Lake Zurich


The owner of this pin oak writes, “I’m not sure my Oak is all that significant.  But, it looks nice and I love to watch it grow!  It was planted as a large tree 14 years ago and has grown into a full, beautiful tree and now shades our backyard”  We couldn’t […]

By |2018-09-29T08:45:10-05:00September 29th, 2018|Heritage Oaks|0 Comments

Red Oak – 114 Ash Street, Lake Zurich


This red oak is a beautiful tree.  The owner reports that “one of our ancient oaks was used by Indians to mark a trade route.  They bent it when it was a sapling so that it would grow at a sharp angle”.   Lake County curator Diane Dretske has a blog post about […]

By |2018-09-29T08:46:06-05:00September 29th, 2018|Heritage Oaks|0 Comments

Oak – 21707 Old Barn Road, Lake Zurich

The magnificent oak trees on the Heritage Oak property at 21707 Old Barn Road were first noted on the 1840 Federal Township Plats which can be found on the Lake County GIS Maps Online The AOF has counted rings on local oaks that have numbered in the 250s- back to the mid-1700’s. It is reasonable […]

By |2018-09-29T08:38:03-05:00August 16th, 2018|Heritage Oaks|0 Comments

Oak – 2 Lydia Court, Hawthorn Woods

This oak tree is on the property which was once owned by a George Fasse.  There are two grave sites at St. Matthew Lutheran Church on Old McHenry Rd that bear the name Fasse.  One is for George W. Fasse- (1820-1889- and his wife Wilhemina) and the other is George A.Fasse ( 1867-1922- and wife- […]

By |2018-09-29T08:39:35-05:00August 16th, 2018|Heritage Oaks|0 Comments

Bur, White Red Oaks -307 Kim Trail, Lake Zurich


There are several species of oaks on this property including bur, white red and swamp white oak. The homeowner has worked diligently to eradicate the buckthorn from the property and allow more desirable plants to prosper. The 1885 map of Lake Zurich shows that this area which is currently known as Zurich […]

By |2018-09-29T08:05:34-05:00December 28th, 2017|Heritage Oaks|0 Comments

White Oak – 23080 Milton Rd, Mundelein


The property owner reports that this white oak was a trail marker for the Pottawatomie Native Americans in the early 1800’s. Although some oaks on her property have succumbed to oak wilt, this is one of many that remain. Wildlife such as owls, woodpeckers, raccoons, opossum, deer, fox and coyotes call her […]

By |2017-12-19T09:18:00-05:00December 19th, 2017|Heritage Oaks|0 Comments

Baby Oak – 23707 Hearthside, Deer Park


This young bur oak is the first submission in our Future Heritage Oak category. The property owner found this oak hidden in some invasive brush and considers it a “natural unplanned surprise”. Her goal is for it to become an Ancient Oak and has plans to nurture that growth.


By |2017-12-15T09:19:06-05:00December 5th, 2017|Heritage Oaks|0 Comments