As a part of the ongoing celebrations of Oak Awareness Month in Illinois a group of local tree and cycling advocates have created a self-guided tour of 7 native oak trees throughout Evanston. The tour is best done by bicycle but all oaks are also accessible by car or walking. The tour is just over 7 miles long and it begins in Cornelia Lunt Park and ends in Perkins Woods.
Below we have included the tour documents including the map and extended information about each oak.
Also, don’t forget about the other events that are scheduled in Evanston in celebration of Oak Awareness Month.
- OAKday at the Ecology Center with drop-in programs, a tree walk, and an oak tree planting. 2024 McCormick Blvd. Free parking. Saturday, October 17, 9:00-12 noon
- Bird Song: A Community Celebration marking the dedication of the Clark Street Beach Bird Sanctuary, where native bur oaks will help to anchor a newly planted habitat. Saturday, October 17, 3:30-4:30 pm