#110 Post Oak (Quercus stellata)

Original photos of this large tree show a metal bucket nailed onto the side at chest level. This was a typical method of collecting sap, a practice usually done with pine varieties. Not much is known about the history of this Post Oak, but a piece of wood in which the bucket would have been nailed to is still present. The tree stands just off the right side of the Hoyt Hinson Trail.

Statistics (2000/2019)

  • Circumference (In.): 113"/116"
  • Height (Ft.): 104'/58.5'
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 57'/108.75'
  • Total Points: 231/202

More Information

  • Nominated By: Unknown
  • Year Added: 2000
  • Owned By: Mecklenburg County
  • Current condition: Good
  • Neighborhood: Nevin
  • Property Type: Public Park
  • Nearest Address: 4601 Nevin Rd
  • Ecological Value: Post Oaks get their name from their bur-like acorn cups that enclose a majority of the nut. The species is very resistant to fire damage.
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