#047 Sawtooth Oak (Quercus acutissima)

This Sawtooth Oak is the reigning state champion, or largest known specimen in the state. It was first recognized in October 1990. This is a street tree maintained by the City of Charlotte.

Statistics (1990)

  • Circumference (In.): 54"
  • Height (Ft.): 55'
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 45'
  • Total Points: 120

More Information

  • Nominated By: Tom Martin and Joe McLaurin
  • Year Added: 1990
  • Owned By: Clyde and Rubie Owens
  • Current condition: Good
  • Neighborhood: Montclaire
  • Property Type: Private Home
  • Nearest Address: Private Property
  • Ecological Value: Originally from Asia, this tree is fast growing and heat tolerant. For these reasons, it is considered invasive in some southern states. It is no longer recommended as a street tree as it has been found to displace native growth in forests.
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