#021 Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana)

Once located on the same property as the Black Walnut in the original Treasure Trees program (#022), this Eastern Red Cedar suffered after being struck by lightning. It had several large limbs missing, according to the original nominator, Dr. David Royster. When the new church sanctuary was built in 2002, the construction crew cut down the tree.

Statistics (1993/2020)

  • Circumference (In.): 124"
  • Height (Ft.): 68'
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 41'
  • Total Points: 202

More Information

  • Nominated By: David Royster and Tom Martin
  • Year Added: 1994
  • Owned By: University City United Methodist Church
  • Current condition: Gone
  • Neighborhood: University
  • Property Type: Private Church
  • Nearest Address: 3835 W W.T.Harris Blvd
  • Ecological Value: Eastern Red Cedar trees are productive at absorbing air pollutants like Ozone (Oз), which threatens warm cities such as Charlotte.
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