#084 Willow Oak (Quercus phellos)

This Willow Oak stands in a clearing next to a sister tree with similar dimensions. Both trees were likely planted together and could have shaded an original farmhouse, which no longer stands. According to the caretaker, the deer population onsite love the Willow Oak’s acorns.

Statistics (1995/2020)

  • Circumference (In.): 226"/240"
  • Height (Ft.): 92'/82'
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 105'/84'
  • Total Points: 344/343

More Information

  • Nominated By: Clyde Armstrong
  • Year Added: 1995
  • Owned By: Clyde D. and Mary C. Armstrong Living Trust
  • Current condition: Fair
  • Neighborhood: Steele Creek
  • Property Type: Private Home
  • Nearest Address: Private Property
  • Ecological Value: Willow Oak acorns are preferred by whitetail deer, squirrels and songbirds. Willow Oaks are the most common oak species in Charlotte, with enormous ones lining the picturesque streets of Myers Park.
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