The sign was crudely made, with letters carved deep and unevenly to spell out a warning in archaic but clear words:

"Whoever lays a hand on this tree to harm it shall meet his Maker with sin on his soul."

...or so the oldtimers piece it together in their memories.

The Hobson Oak was DuPage County’s oldest bur oak at approximately 250 years of age when it was removed in November 2016.

We are currently creating a Hobson Oak beer in collaboration with Solemn Oath Brewery, Hop Butcher, and Miskatonic Brewing Co.

Artisans are currently creating artwork from pieces of the Hobson Oak. The first auction will not be until fall of 2018.

Recent Pictures

Some of the latest pictures from the Hobson Oak project.