Heritage Oaks

Bur Oak – 3713 Spring Valley Road

Description

The owners report that they drive by this tree every time they leave or return home, admiring it for its size. AOF Director and Certified Arborist Shannon Westphal report that it is one of the largest bur oaks that they have seen in the area in a while. “It’s a real beauty”.

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By |2019-09-08T17:02:52-05:00September 8th, 2019|Heritage Oaks|0 Comments

Bur Oak – 24400 Echo Lake Road, Hawthorn Woods

Description

“Our property was like much of Lake Zurich part of a larger farming plot back in the 1800’s with one of the original settlers. Our kids got a kick out of learning more at the Era Historical Society Museum. The kids also were excited to learn the glacial history and relationship the […]

By |2019-09-06T20:25:00-05:00May 13th, 2019|Heritage Oaks|0 Comments

Oak Species – 1119 Betty Lane, Lake Zurich

Description

“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 bur oak. When I started to research oak trees, I found out just how important they are to […]

By |2019-09-06T20:22:18-05:00September 29th, 2018|Heritage Oaks|0 Comments

Young Bur Oak – 45 Lake View Place, Lake Zurich

Description

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.

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

Pin Oak – 1240 Whitehall Lake Zurich

Description

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

Description

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

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