Lincoln Park Zoo said farewell today to a 300-year-old bur oak, but the tree will live on in multiple ways.
Lincoln Park Zoo’s 300-Year-Old Bur Oak is Gone but Won’t Be Forgotten. What’s Next for the Now Beloved Tree
Lincoln Park Zoo’s Oldest Resident Has Been Hiding in Plain Sight for About 300 Years. Its Days Are Now Numbered.
A bur oak has towered over the zoo’s south lawn, opposite the primate house, since before there even was a zoo. It even predates the founding of the United States of America.