#143 American Holly (Ilex opaca)

This big holly stands next to a shed in the backyard of a private home. The owner believes this tree and a massive beech were planted as "wedding trees" in front of an old farmhouse that used to sit on this land.

Statistics (2022)

  • Circumference (In.): 102"
  • Height (Ft.): 70'
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 39'
  • Total Points: 182

More Information

  • Nominated By: Robert and Doug Hanks
  • Year Added: 2022
  • Owned By: Robert and Doug Hanks
  • Current condition: Good
  • Neighborhood: Derita
  • Property Type: Private home
  • Nearest Address: Private address
  • Ecological Value: The little red berries on holly trees are cherished among most of the animals in Charlotte’s ecosystems. Their thick, pointed leaves that remain year-round provide protective habitat for small animals.
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