Bur oak in the Bluegrass reproduces only rarely. Although it is a prolific seed producer, there is very little suitable habitat for young bur oak trees.
While inspecting our preservation work on the Old Schoolhouse Oak with Tom Eblen of the Herald-Leader, we noticed several vigorous young bur oak seedlings. These trees are just outside the tree protection zone, and we have marked them to keep. They will eventually become shade trees to add to this new development – we may leave them in place or transplant them to a suitable location.
Click on the pictures for a gallery of images of the Old Schoolhouse Oak.