Heritage Oaks

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 |2017-12-19T09:18:00-06:00December 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 |2017-12-15T09:19:06-06:00December 5th, 2017|Heritage Oaks|0 Comments

Oak – 12 Brierwoods Lane, Hawthorn Woods


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

Bur Oak – Somerset Courtyard, Lake Zurich


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 |2017-12-15T09:19:07-06:00December 1st, 2017|Heritage Oaks|0 Comments

Oak – 35 Lakeview Place, Lake Zurich


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 |2017-12-15T09:19:07-06:00December 1st, 2017|Heritage Oaks|0 Comments

Burr Oak – 8 Lagoon Drive, Hawthorn Woods


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 |2017-12-15T09:19:07-06:00November 21st, 2017|Heritage Oaks|0 Comments