State Nature Preserve - 103 acres
Majestic oaks and tuliptrees; excellent spring wildflowers.
This mature forest woodland has numerous large tuliptrees, sugar maple, ash and oak as well as an excellent array of spring wildflowers.
It is one of the best woodlots remaining in this part of Ohio. Named in honor of the Davey Tree Expert Company which, through The Nature Conservancy, provided half the funding to acquire this site in 1989.
The terrain, hilly for this part of Ohio, offers pleasant summer hiking (no mosquitoes), nice fall colors and a beautiful winter landscape.
Located in Champaign County 7 miles west of Urbana on U.S. Rte 36, proceed 1 mile north on Neal Rd, then 1/2 mile west on Smith Rd, and northwest on Lonesome Rd to the preserve entrance. Site features small parking lot and 1-1/2 mile two-loop trail system.