TREASURE TREES

#045 Live Oak (Quercus virginiana)

This Live Oak is located next to two other original Treasure Trees: #018 and #019 in Morrocroft. It’s located in a private neighborhood park originally designed by Frederick Law Olmstead in 1911 and commissioned by Edward Dilworth Latta. This tree still wears its original Treasure Tree tag. (Thank you to Dan L. Morrill for the historical information, pulled from his piece, Dilworth’s Early History 1890-1911.)

Statistics (1992/2020)

  • Circumference (In.): 151"/214"
  • Height (Ft.): 81'/64'
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 89'/106'
  • Total Points: 254/305

More Information

  • Nominated By: Virginia MacGuire
  • Year Added: 1992
  • Owned By: Morrocroft Homeowners Association
  • Current condition: Good
  • Neighborhood: Barclay Downs
  • Property Type: Private Park
  • Nearest Address: Private Property
  • Ecological Value: Live Oaks are characterized for having large canopies with broad spreading branches, making them great shade tree options. Live Oaks are commonly found in maritime forests and as scrub plants on barrier islands. This is a rare tree to find inland.
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