Common Name: Darlington oak
Scientific Name: Quercus hemisphaerica
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 269 in.
Height: 82 ft.
Crown: 108 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2018
Last Measured by: Ben and Stuart Blankenship
Date First Measured: 2007
Comments: Declared national champion in 2012 and recognized in 2019 as national co-champion, sharing title with trees in Florida and North Carolina. This tree was misidentified as Q. laurifolia until 2011, when acorn samples were sent to National Arboretum.
2018 update: The tree appears very healthy and has put on some girth plus height. It appears to have no rot at all. While taking circumference a large branch was not included because it was not part of the main trunk. Trunk circumference measured at 2.5 feet above ground to avoid low limbs.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: City of Richmond
Land Owner: Maymont Foundation
GPS Coordinates: 37.536019, -77.47653
Owner Email: psinglemann@Maymont.org
Directions: Tree located at the owners mailing address. This tree is on unrestricted public property. As you come down the path from the nature center go straight and then take a right.The tree is near the intersection of 4 paths.
Owner Address: 1700 Hampton Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Owner Phone: 804-358-7166
Contact Name: Peggy Singlemann
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Info: Measured in 2012 by Jerry Wyatt, Kelli Armes, Christina Woodson.
Original Nominator(s): Peggy Singlemann