TREASURE TREES

#039 Southern Red Oak (Quercus falcata)

This Southern Red Oak achieved Treasure Tree status in 1992. Using satellite imagery, it died shortly after it was confirmed as part of the original program. 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.): 191"
  • Height (Ft.): 79'
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 102'
  • Total Points: 296

More Information

  • Nominated By: Earl Turbyfill
  • Year Added: 1992
  • Owned By: John Johnson and Anita Riddle
  • Current condition: Gone
  • Neighborhood: Oakdale
  • 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.
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