#101 Virginia Pine (Pinus virginiana)

Located on Copperhead Island, part of the McDowell Nature Preserve, this Virginia Pine has a beautiful dual canopy and very large trunk circumference. If you take the trail to the island, the tree sits to the left of the paved path, close to the water.

Statistics (1998/2020)

  • Circumference (In.): 70"/77"
  • Height (Ft.): 72'/73.5'
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 40'/50'
  • Total Points: 152/163

More Information

  • Nominated By: Unknown
  • Year Added: 1998
  • Owned By: Duke Power Company
  • Current condition: Good
  • Neighborhood: Lake Wylie
  • Property Type: Public Park
  • Nearest Address: Copperhead Island, McDowell Nature Preserve
  • Ecological Value: Unlike other pines, the Virginia Pine is not used for timber as the lumber warps with moisture. Its seeds are eaten by numerous birds and it produces persistent cones.
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