Dan Haper's a New Englander and writes on his suprize at seeing our remaining Oak Savannas around Chicago. He links some interesting sites on them towards the bottom of his post.
West Side agent loves trees and especially Oaks and savannah. Number one daughter calls her a tree hugger apparantly not sharing her mom's wonder for them.
I'm inspired by them too. I think it's our German side's tree worshiping peeking out. Attend a Unitarian Universalist Church and this kind of paganism is ok. Somehow I think Jesus is fine with us stopping to marvel at Oak Savannah too.