#025 Southern Red Oak (Quercus falcata)

The original Treasure Tree documentation noted that as early as 1936, this southern red oak had a reputation for being quite large. According to satellite imagery, the tree was severely trimmed or “topped” in 2011 and removed in 2016. Only a stump stands today. The Southern Red Oak is known for red-brown foliage in the fall. Leaves are pointed at the ends rather than the rounded edges of the White Oaks. Branches are well spaced and long, giving it a stately appearance. The bark becomes darker with age, eventually turning black in color.

Statistics (1992)

  • Circumference (In.): 224"
  • Height (Ft.): 104'
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 107'
  • Total Points: 355

More Information

  • Nominated By: Tom Martin and Joe McLaurin
  • Year Added: 1992
  • Owned By: Michael and Melanie Guzek
  • Current condition: Gone
  • Neighborhood: Dilworth
  • Property Type: Private Home
  • Nearest Address: Private Property
  • Ecological Value: Southern Red Oak’s acorns were eaten by Native American tribes, while the rest of the tree was used for medicinal purposes.