Our newest project at HPC is Heritage Groves. Working in support of the McHenry County Conservation
District and citizens concerned with the County's woodlands, this effort is aimed at acknowledging the remaining
old-growth and specimen stands of Oak, Walnut and other varieties of native hardwoods in McHenry County. Here are
some snapshots of how these stands have been lost over the last 170 years...
As you can see by the diminishing shaded areas, the total wooded areas of this County are rapidly
dissapearing. Scary? The inevitable "March of Progress"? Whatever the reason, our woodlands are one of our
most precious resources, both historical and natural. They deserve the recognition we can provide