17-01 A scarlet oak (Quercus coccinea) was donated in 2017 by Carter Nursery of Williamsville to replace the ancient white oak adjacent to the Vietnam memorial site that was lost to the effects of the 2012 record drought. Scarlet oak is an Illinois native tree that, once established, is very drought resistant. It will offer brilliant fall color as a background for the memorial and will continue the tradition set be the former white oak as a rallying point for veterans.
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