#046 Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa)

This Bur Oak suffered major damage from Hurricane Hugo (1989). Regardless, it still was the state co-champion following the hurricane, or the biggest known specimen in the state. Its condition is not known at this time. This treasure tree is located on private property with 5 other treasure trees: #038, #042, #048, #049, and #067.

Statistics (1992)

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

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.
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