American Holly

Tree Description:

0-021    An American holly (Ilex opaca) has stood as a sentinel at the Monument Avenue entrance for many decades. Being dioecious, these trees are either male or female and only the females (if pollinated by a male) produce the famous red berries. It is one of the few broadleaf evergreen trees that are fully hardy in the Springfield area.

 Location:

39.820147 N, 89.654028 W

Map:

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