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Chinkapin Oak (Quercus muehlenbergii)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Chinkapin Oak (Quercus muehlenbergii), State: VA
Description To measure the trunk, a mid-slope position was established on its northeast side. There it was measured at 4.5′ above the ground line, just above a large burl. The crown was measured using a missing line routine whereby the distance and direction is measured to points on opposite side of the crown from a fixed position and then the Law of Cosines is used to calculate the crown spread.

Location Rockingham, VA

This champion Chinkapin Oak of Virginia made its debut on the National Register of Champion Trees in 2019. It is the largest known tree of its species in the country as reported to American Forests. This tree is recognized not only for its size but also the critical ecosystem services that it provides such a food and shelter for wildlife, its water purification abilities, and its role in absorbing CO2 from our atmosphere and storing carbon in its wood.

Trunk circumference287 inches
height66 feet
crown spread 113 feet
Total points381

LOCATIONRockingham, VA
Nominated ByThomas S. Holland and Eric Wiseman
Year Nominated2019
Date Crowned2019-11-07
Year Last Measured2018
Record Reference #6512

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November 7th, 2019|Categories: Big Trees|Tags: |