96-15 – Quercus muehlenbergii var. Brayii, the large-fruited western form of our beautiful and adaptable native chinkapin oak. This particular specimen came from the vicinity of the legendary UFO landing site near Roswell, New Mexico, where it thrives in the alkaline soil that also is found in prairie parts of Springfield. We are pretty sure it was not brought by the aliens!
See a few of our other chinkapin oaks on this page.
Location: 39.818094 N, 89.662786 W
Map: Get walking directions here.