TREASURE TREES

#076 Water Oak (Quercus nigra)

There is little known about this tree, including if it is still standing. It was likely removed with the expansion of the Van Every Culinary Arts building in 2009.

Statistics (1997)

  • Circumference (In.): 140"
  • Height (Ft.): 89'
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 89'
  • Total Points: 251

More Information

  • Nominated By: Tom Bass
  • Year Added: year
  • Owned By: Central Piedmont Community College
  • Current condition: Unknown
  • Neighborhood: Elizabeth
  • Property Type: Public School
  • Nearest Address: 1205 Charlottetowne Ave
  • Ecological Value: Water Oaks are regarded as some of the weakest oaks, with notoriously delicate limbs and trunks prone to rotting. Water Oak timber is very useful as fuel, plywood and veneer.
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