State Champion Cherrybark Oak Tree - Belknap, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper
N 37° 21.695 W 088° 55.548
16S E 329456 N 4136724
Quick Description: This is the Illinois State Champion of the Cherrybark species.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 2/4/2022 10:56:33 AM
Waymark Code: WM15PH3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 2

Long Description:
This is the state champion Cherrybark Oak (Quercus pagoda). It is located along the Heron Pond Trail in the Cache River State Natural Area in Johnson County.

This is an easy 30 minute walk from the parking lot. Make sure to stop at the Heron Pond boardwalk along your hike. You will walk over and along the Cache River for part of your journey. I saw huge softshell turtles on the opposite bank. We went there in early May and the area had many different types of wildflowers.
Genus/Species: Cherrybark Tree

Height: 100

Girth: 22

Method of obtaining height: Reliable source

Method of obtaining girth: Reliable source

Location type: Other public property

Age: 300

Parking coordinates: N 37° 21.440 W 088° 54.794

Walk time: 30

Historical significance: Not listed

Planter: Not listed

Website reference: Not listed

Photograpy coordinates: Not Listed

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The required photograph does not need to show the entire tree, but the individual tree must be recognizable.
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