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Willow Oak (Quercus phellos)

American Forests National Tree Register, Species: Willow Oak (Quercus phellos), State: VA
Description This tree was originally nominated in 1986 and was remeasured in 2005 and 2007 by Carmean and Williamson. It is growing rapidly! Remeasured in 2013 and found to be smaller than the other willow oak in Chesapeake.

Location Chesapeake, VA


This champion Willow Oak of Virginia made its debut on the National Register of Champion Trees in 2018. 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.


STATS 
Trunk circumference308 inches
height115 feet
crown spread 125 feet
Total points454



LOCATIONChesapeake, VA
Nominated ByByron Carmean and Gary Williamson
Year Nominated2007
Date Crowned2018-09-05
Year Last Measured2013
Record Reference #4145



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September 7th, 2018|Categories: Big Trees|Tags: |