#130 Willow Oak (Quercus phellos)

This willow oak is now one of the largest known in Mecklenburg County, standing right in the middle of the quad of Central Piedmont Community College. It has been known as the "Granddaddy tree" for some time, and it has survived several major construction events very close by over the years.

Statistics (2022)

  • Circumference (In.): 237"
  • Height (Ft.): 92'
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 109'
  • Total Points: 356

More Information

  • Nominated By: Kris Solow
  • Year Added: 2022
  • Owned By: Central Piedmont Community College
  • Current condition: Good
  • Neighborhood: Elizabeth
  • Property Type: Private School
  • Nearest Address: 1231 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204 (in the quad)
  • Ecological Value: Willow Oaks are adaptable to a variety of soil types, which make them a great urban tree. Their large size provide significant shade and wildlife habitat.
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