TREASURE TREES

#034 Chinkapin Oak (Quercus muehlenbergii)

First measured in 1991, this tree had an impressive 33-inch circumference. It is located on the bank of a creek and is incredibly difficult to re-measure today. It features a double trunk. The Chinkapin Oak is a stately Oak variety that features oblong, coarsely toothed leaves. Leaves are 4.5 to 6 inches long. It features 1-inch acorns that are favored by Charlotte wildlife.

Statistics (1991)

  • Circumference (In.): 105"
  • Height (Ft.): 73'
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 49'
  • Total Points: 190

More Information

  • Nominated By: Bill Logan
  • Year Added: 1991
  • Owned By: University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Current condition: Good
  • Neighborhood: University
  • Property Type: Public School
  • Nearest Address: UNCC Station Charlotte NC 28213
  • Ecological Value: When originally measured in 1991, this tree had a 33-inch circumference. In the same year, it diverted over 7,000 gallons of stormwater runoff.
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