#133 White Oak (Quercus alba)

This beautiful oak stands almost in the middle of the Ribbonwalk Nature Preserve. The park property was purchased in 1987 by Mecklenburg County, and was named after a woodland garden owned by Queen Charlotte's mother-in-law. This oak stands in a clearing, likely in a spot that was close to an old homestead.

Statistics (2022)

  • Circumference (In.): 168"
  • Height (Ft.): 88'
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 98'
  • Total Points: 281

More Information

  • Nominated By: Brett Dupree
  • Year Added: 2022
  • Owned By: Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation
  • Current condition: Good
  • Neighborhood: Nevin
  • Property Type: Public Park
  • Nearest Address: 5017 Hoyt Hinson Rd, Charlotte, NC 28269
  • Ecological Value: Over the next 20 years, this white oak will absorb about 350 pounds of carbon and intercept 172,000 gallons of stormwater runoff. Its canopy cools the air underneath by up to 25 degrees.
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