#046 Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa)

This Bur Oak suffered major damage from Hurricane Hugo (1989). Regardless, it is still standing strong and is just shy of state champion status (biggest known in the state) following the hurricane.

Statistics (1992/2020)

  • Circumference (In.): 136"/182"
  • Height (Ft.): 71'/62'
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 80'/85'
  • Total Points: 277/265

More Information

  • Nominated By: Bill Logan
  • Year Added: 1992
  • Owned By: Wesley and Anne Smith
  • Current condition: Unknown
  • Neighborhood: Plaza Midwood
  • Property Type: Private Home
  • Nearest Address: Private Property
  • Ecological Value: Bur Oak Acorns are an excellent source of food for Charlotte’s animals, including deer, turkeys, squirrels, rabbits, racoons, and rodents. As it reaches maturity it provides protection and nesting for numerous species of birds. It is a host plant for Edwards Hairstreak and Horace's Duskywing butterflies.