Heritage Oaks

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 |2018-08-16T19:54:13+00:00August 16th, 2018|Heritage Oaks|0 Comments

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 |2018-08-16T18:56:02+00:00August 16th, 2018|Heritage Oaks|0 Comments

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

Description

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 |2017-12-28T13:19:39+00:00December 28th, 2017|Heritage Oaks|0 Comments

White Oak – 23080 Milton Rd, Mundelein

Description

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+00:00December 19th, 2017|Heritage Oaks|0 Comments

Baby Oak – 23707 Hearthside, Deer Park

Description

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.

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

Oak – 12 Brierwoods Lane, Hawthorn Woods

Description

The property owner reports that this wooded property used to have a hunting cabin circa 1890-1920, then a deer lodge then a horse farm. They have cleared 3 acres of buckthorn from their property and have replanted native wildflowers and sedges under their oaks. We commend them for this as it will […]

By |2017-12-15T09:19:06+00:00December 1st, 2017|Heritage Oaks|0 Comments

Bur Oak – Somerset Courtyard, Lake Zurich

Description

This bur oak is situated at the Somerset Townhomes on Lakeview Place in Lake Zurich. Somerset resident, Lisa LaManna nominated it and fellow Lakeview resident Sarah Hudson also drew it to AOF’s attention. Earl Young, ( Sarah’s father) was a long time Lake Zurich resident who owned this property prior to development. […]

By |2017-12-15T09:19:07+00:00December 1st, 2017|Heritage Oaks|0 Comments

Oak – 35 Lakeview Place, Lake Zurich

Description

Sarah has great fondness for this oak, which is on the site of Sarah’s childhood home.  She reports that it has seen much foot traffic (and many changes!) in downtown Lake Zurich.    Sarah encourages anyone who travels on Lakeview Place to stop and admire its beauty.

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By |2017-12-15T09:19:07+00:00December 1st, 2017|Heritage Oaks|0 Comments

Burr Oak – 8 Lagoon Drive, Hawthorn Woods

Description

There are several bur oaks as well as shagbark hickories on this well maintained property at 8 Lagoon Drive in Hawthorn Woods of which the property owner is justly proud. This area of Hawthorn Woods was originally inhabited by Potowattami Native Americans, then in the mid 1800’s German and Dutch settlers enjoyed […]

By |2017-12-15T09:19:07+00:00November 21st, 2017|Heritage Oaks|0 Comments