#087 Laurel Oak (Quercus laurifolia)

This tree has some “scars” from hurricanes and ice storms but still stands today. The flared shape at the base and the burls on the trunk indicate an ongoing battle with internal decay. While this tree has features of a Laurel Oak and Diamond Leaf Oak, arborists have concluded it’s a Laurel Oak.

Statistics (1996/2020)

  • Circumference (In.): 190"/150"
  • Height (Ft.): 53'/71'
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 85'/60'
  • Total Points: 264/236

More Information

  • Nominated By: Bill Logan
  • Year Added: 1996
  • Owned By: Charlotte Pipe and Foundry
  • Current condition: Good
  • Neighborhood: Eastover
  • Property Type: Private Business
  • Nearest Address: 2109 Randolph Rd.
  • Ecological Value: The Laurel Oak is a member of the Red Oak family and can be found from Virginia to Texas. It is adaptable to a variety of soil types, including dense clay.