Rush Oak Openings
The DEC manages the 228 acre Rush Oak Openings Area. This unit is located in the town of Rush, southern Monroe County. The east area with road frontage on Honeoye Falls-5 Points Road is known as the Quinn Tract. The west area with road frontage on West Henrietta Road (US Rt. 15) is known as the Goff Tract.
Rush Oak Openings contains a globally rare plant community commonly referred to as an "oak opening" or "oak savannah." This site is the only known intact oak opening remaining in New York State. Oak openings were very common in the Midwest (where the prairie met eastern forests) prior to European settlement. Rush Oak Openings is the easternmost remaining oak opening.
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