01-10 – This is a Black Oak (Quercus velutina) that was grown by seed from a tree found along the route that Lincoln rode his horse frequently between his home at New Salem and Springfield. The road was the only route available at that time and is called Boy Scout Trail because it is followed by the annual Scout pilgrimages from New Salem to Lincoln’s tomb. Starhill Forest Arboretum, the source of more than 700 of the trees planted at Oak Ridge, is located along the historic road. The acorns take two years to mature.
Location: 39.821810 N, 89.661248 W
Map: Get walking directions here.