The Hobson Oak was DuPage County’s oldest bur oak at approximately 250 years of age when it was removed in November 2016.
Approximately 200 Hobson Oak seedlings were available for purchase, and all have found their forever homes!
Artisans are currently creating artwork from pieces of the Hobson Oak. Check this site for upcoming auctions.
Hobson Oak Products
All Hobson Oak seedlings are now sold out, and have found their forever homes.
Hobson Oak Notecards & Hobson Oak Poster designed by Marilyn Schweitzer are available. T-shirts available in many sizes.
Some of the latest pictures from the Hobson Oak project.
Naperville Outdoor Alliance
The Hobson Oak project is administered by Naperville Outdoor Alliance (formerly Naperville Parks Foundation), a non-profit organization that is working to preserve the legacy of this special tree. The majestic Hobson Oak was carefully taken down November 17, 2016. Wood and acorns from the tree were carefully removed and preserved to make products and raise money for the Naperville Outdoor Alliance and other local charities. Naperville Outdoor Alliance is active in outdoor recreation, partnering with like-minded, vibrant businesses, agencies, and individuals to accelerate opportunities for outdoor enjoyment. We are an impact organization with 501(c)(3) tax status.
“Oaks support more forms of life and more fascinating interactions than any other tree genus in North America.” ~ Doug Tallamy