Trees We Love

Our TWL program is a source of celebration, recognition and much-needed positive environmental news; it is a reiteration of the importance of our past; which has produced our present and, perhaps, act as encouragement to preserve our future. We believe it to be a high-impact conservation program with positive, long-term results. Awardees will receive permanent recognition, promoting stewardship for, and appreciation of, our beautiful heritage trees. 

2020 Awardee

To be announced soon.

2019 Awardees

Hoy is delighted to announce the 2019 Trees We Love awardees!
  

Photo by John Krerowicz

Photo by Sue Schuit
  Black Maple
Acer nigrum
Proud Steward: Linda DuVall, 504S. Emmertsen Rd., Mt. Pleasant
36” Diameter at breast height, 70’ Height, Approx. age: 150 years
To read a narrative by Sue Schuit, click here.
    

Photo by John Krerowicz

Photo by Sue Schuit
  Red Oak
Quercus rubra
Proud Stewards: The VandeLeest Family, 1595 Maria St., Racine
Nominator: Bernardine Hoff
46” Diameter at breast height, 60’ Height, Approx. age: 180 years
To read a narrative by Sue Schuit, click here.
 


2018 Awardees

 

Hoy is delighted to announce the 2018 Trees We Love awardees and honorary awardees!
  

Photo by John Krerowicz

Photo by Mark Schuit
  Black Maple at the DeKoven Center
Acer nigrum
Proud Stewards: The DeKoven Center, 600 21st Street, Racine
Nominator: Ralph Anderson
40” Diameter at breast height, 65’ Height, 65′ Spread, Approx. age: 170 years
To read a narrative by Sue Schuit, click here.
For additional photos, click here.

Photo by Sue Schuit
    

    

Photo by John Krerowicz

Photo by Sue Schuit
  White Oak, “Buffaloak” on Brever Road
Quercus alba
Proud Stewards: Steve and Tracy Swantz, 6612 Brever Road, Burlington
42” Diameter at breast height, 65’ Height, 85′ Spread, Approx. age: 210 years
To read a narrative by Sue Schuit, click here.
For additional photos, click here.
 


Photo by John Krerowicz

Photo by Sue Schuit
  Bur Oak on 19th Street
Quercus macrocarpa
Proud Stewards: Matt & Tricia Sclegel, 3309 19th Street, Racine
Nominator: Audrey Fedor
47” Diameter at breast height, 50’ Height, 70′ Spread, Approx. age: 188 years
For additional photos, click here.

Photo by Sue Schuit
    
2018 Honorary Awardees

Photos by Eric Howe
 
 
  Hoptree at Shoop Park
Ptelea trifoliata
Proud Steward: City of Racine, Shoop Park
15’ Height, 20′ Spread, Wisconsin Species of Concern (uncommon/rare)
 

    

Photo by Sue Schuit

Photo by Mark Schuit
  Cottonwood on Pan Yack Road
Populus deltoides
Pan Yack Rd, Kansasville
Nominator: Judy Amundsen
66” Diameter at breast height, 75’ Height, 80′ Spread, Approx. age: 100-200 years
Believed to be one of the largest in county.
 
    

    

Photo by John Krerowicz
 
Claude Lois, Foxconn Project Director (left)
and M.T. Boyle, Racine County Chief of Staff (right)

Photo by Kevin Nolan
 

 

Bur Oak on Braun Road (FoxConn)
Quercus macrocarpa
12706 Braun Road, Mt Pleasant
Nominator: George and Vellabe Creuziger (former owners)
60” Diameter at breast height, 85’ Height, 85′ Spread, Approx. age: 300+ years
For additional photos, click here.
    

2017 Awardees

  Bur Oak at Seno
Quercus macrocarpa
Proud Stewards: SENO/KRLT Conservancy
44” Diameter at breast height, 65’ Height, Approx. age: 220 years
 

  Oak on Brook
Quercus alba
Proud Stewards: The Brown Family, 6837 Brook Rd.
42” Diameter at breast height, 55’ Height, 60’ Spread, Approx. age: 190 years

  Camperdown Elm on Waterbury
Ulmus glabra ‘Camperdownii’
Proud stewards: Nicholas and Ann-Marie Baldukas
26” Diameter at breast height, 25’ Height, 40’ Spread, Approx. age 152 years

  Larch on Vincennes
Larix larcina
Proud stewards: Thomas and Lynne Fiser
19” Diameter at breast height, 70’ Height, 40’ Spread, Approx. Age 87 Years

  Shagbark Hickory on Crystal Spring
Carya ovata
Proud Stewards: Phil and Mary Hines, 5015 Crystal Spring
26” Diameter at breast height, 70’ Height, 50’ Spread, Approx. Age 182 years

  White Oak at Pringle
Quercus alba
Proud Stewards: Pringle Nature Center
38” Diameter at breast height, 50’ Height, approx. age 190 years
   

Photos by John Krerowicz


2016 Awardees

  Bur Oak King
Proud stewards: Knutson family
49” Diameter at Breast Height, 70’ Height, age approx. 245 years.


Photo by Bergs Family

  Matriarch Sugar Maple
Proud stewards: Bergs family.
33” Diameter at Breast Height, 85’ Height, age approx. 165 years.

  Mother of the Woods – The European Beech Queen
Proud stewards: Lochnaiar Inn, Johnson family
56” Diameter at Breast Height, 60’ Height, approx. age 224 years.

 Stately Sycamore
Proud stewards: City of Racine
39” Diameter at Breast Height, 95’ Height, approx. age 110 years.
12th St. and Horlick Drive, Racine

All Photos by John Krerowicz (except where noted)