TREASURE TREES

#027 Willow Oak (Quercus phellos)

Little is known about the history of this tree; it achieved Treasure Tree status in 1992. The Willow Oak is one of the most popular trees around Charlotte. It’s a large member of the Oak family with willow-like leaves. Foliage is bright to deep green in the summer and yellow/yellow-brown in the fall.

Statistics (1992)

  • Circumference (In.): 202"
  • Height (Ft.): 115'
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 113'
  • Total Points: 345

More Information

  • Nominated By: Lynn Lau
  • Year Added: 1992
  • Owned By: Craig and Cheryl Huffman
  • Current condition: Good
  • Neighborhood: Myers Park
  • Property Type: Private Home
  • Nearest Address: Private Property
  • Ecological Value: Willow Oaks are adaptable to a variety of soil types. They are utilized in commercial establishments, parks, golf courses, large yards and as street trees around Charlotte. Willow Oaks are the primary street trees around the picturesque streets of Myers Park.
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