#031 Willow Oak (Quercus phellos)

This Willow Oak was the State Champion (largest known specimen in the state) in 1990. It was nominated for National Champion in 1998 and recognized briefly as such. About the same time, however, a big limb fell and the landowners grew concerned the tree would endanger parts of the property and cut down the tree. Dr. William Logan, chair of the original Treasure Trees Committee, tried to save the tree, but was unsuccessful.

Statistics (1990)

  • Circumference (In.): 325"
  • Height (Ft.): 127'
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 113'
  • Total Points: 480

More Information

  • Nominated By: Judy Kiser
  • Year Added: 1990
  • Owned By: Betty Nichols Pope
  • Current condition: Gone
  • Neighborhood: Nevin
  • Property Type: Private Home
  • Nearest Address: Private Property
  • Ecological Value: Willow Oak acorns are preferred by whitetail deer, squirrels, and songbirds. Willow Oaks are the primary street trees around the picturesque streets of Myers Park.
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