Rock River Woodland Theatre

Landmark Black Walnut #1028

with 1 Spreading Right & 500 reforestation saplings

$21,900

Starting at $455/mo
This tree stands proud and noble at the top of the ravine, giving it a perfect view of the surrounding forest. It is distinguished by its large base, double trunks, and striking dark bark.
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View from tree

Your price of $21,900 fully covers:
As part of your purchase, we’ll place 7% in a trust for the perpetual stewardship of the forest.
As part of your purchase, we’ll place 7% in a trust for the perpetual stewardship of the forest.
Your tree in a forest we are protecting.
Your tree in a forest we are protecting.
The exclusive right to spread ashes and place a memorial marker beneath your tree.
The exclusive right to spread ashes and place a memorial marker beneath your tree.
Right to purchase additional spreadings, now or in the future.
Right to purchase additional spreadings, now or in the future.
500 reforestation saplings planted in your honor.
500 reforestation saplings planted in your honor.
Access for you and your loved ones to the entire forest and Welcome House.
Access for you and your loved ones to the entire forest and Welcome House.

This Chicago-area native tree provides excellent shade and distinctive-tasting nuts in demand by squirrels and humans alike.

  • The wood of this tree is highly prized for veneer due to its beauty and quality
  • Can grow up to 95 feet tall with a max diameter of over 27 inches
  • Under ideal conditions, Black Walnut trees can live up to 200 years
  • In fall, its leaves turn a bright golden yellow
  • Native Americans used black walnut for its medicinal properties

  • Immerse yourself in this deeply tranquil, private section of the forest
  • Explore the valley (created by a seasonal stream) that edges Woodland Theatre
  • Walk easy winding trails through rolling hills, with lush shade in spring and summer

Woodland Theatre has a true “heart of the forest” feel, where quiet surroundings amplify the sounds of nature. Deep in the forest, this section offers a sense of privacy.

A seasonal stream meanders along its eastern edge, creating a natural valley that separates Woodland Theatre from the rest of the forest. 

Gentle rolling hills with winding trails add character to this easily walkable section of the forest. In spring and summer, the lush canopy overhead provides ample shade, invoking a secluded and tranquil feel.

Visiting the forest

You and your loved ones can visit your tree and the entire forest during the spring, summer, and fall. The Rock River forest is open for regular visiting hours from April–October, Thursday–Monday. Just contact our team to make an appointment in advance. We’ll share travel recommendations to make the experience special.

We are currently open for visits by appointment, and we look forward to hosting you soon.