#137 Water Oak (Quercus nigra)

This large tree stands in the front yard of a private home near Freedom Park, just a few doors down from an original Treasure Tree. Older water oaks begin to develop massive buttressing around the trunk base, which is clearly evident on this specimen.

Statistics (2022)

  • Circumference (In.): 203"
  • Height (Ft.): 74'
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 88'
  • Total Points: 299

More Information

  • Nominated By: Brett Dupree
  • Year Added: 2022
  • Owned By: Matt Pearson
  • Current condition: Good
  • Neighborhood: Freedom Park
  • Property Type: Private
  • Nearest Address: Private address
  • Ecological Value: As the name suggests, water oaks are more tolerant of wet soil than other oaks. They can be found along stream and river beds.
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