#134 Southern Red Oak (Quercus falcata)

This southern red oak stands on a gentle hill overlooking the historic Pinewood Cemetery, which first opened in 1853. It originally opened as a segregated cemetery, separated from the Elmwood Cemetery by a chain link fence until a successful campaign brought down the fence in the late 1960s.

Statistics (2022)

  • Circumference (In.): 180"
  • Height (Ft.): 105'
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 115'
  • Total Points: 314

More Information

  • Nominated By: Brett Dupree
  • Year Added: 2022
  • Owned By: City of Charlotte
  • Current condition: Good
  • Neighborhood: Fourth Ward
  • Property Type: Public Cemetery
  • Nearest Address: 700 West 6th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
  • Ecological Value: Southern Red Oak’s acorns were eaten by Native American tribes, while the rest of the tree was used for medicinal purposes