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 Heights was owned by Charles Wood. He was instrumental in establishing the Lake Zurich Golf Club in 1895. It is possible that some of the mature oaks on this property were saplings when Mr. Wood and his family worked this land.
Heritage Oaks Gallery