Effort To Mark Historic Trees At Oak Ridge Cemetery

May 22, 2014

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You can take a "Spirited Stroll Into The Past" this Saturday afternoon at Oak Ridge Cemetery.  The Lincoln Monument Association has an event that is designed to raise funds to mark historic trees at the site.   

From 1-4 p.m.,  you can tour and hear about some of those trees, visit the newly renovated Lincoln's Tomb and hear the Springfield Municipal Band perform.  Ice cream and cake will be sold.

"We are raising money to buy plaques and do some type of video," Van Alstine said.  "Also, obviously just to bring attention that there is an historic tree tour at the Oak Ridge Cemetery and Lincoln's Tomb."

At least one of the trees is older than Lincoln, a Cottonwood estimated to be 250-300 years old.  It's also the largest tree in Springfield.