Tree Information

Common Name: northern red oak

Scientific Name: Quercus rubra

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Status: alive

National Champion: yes

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 285 in.

Height: 131 ft.

Crown: 118 ft.

Points: 446

Date Last Measured: 2018

Last Measured by: Kevin Sigmon

Date First Measured: 2008

Comments: This tree was nominated by 4-H member Jacob Heath as part of a big tree contest held in Washington County. 2018: The tree appears to be relatively healthy. There are some lower dead branches but this does not appear to affect the overall health of the tree. No obvious cavities at the base of the tree. There appears to be a den cavity on the north side of the tree approximately 15' off the ground. In measuring the tree height, I was unable to see the bottom of the tree due to high grass. I had my partner stand under the highest point in the tree and measure up 5' on his body and hold his finger on that point. I then used the clinometer to determine the total slope percentage, using the 5' mark on his body as the bottom site. After making the calculations to determine height, I added the 5' to give the total height of the tree.

Kevin Sigmon 2018

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: Washington

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Land Owner: David Haviland

GPS Coordinates: 36.69891, -81.77228

Directions: 34410 Bucks Bridge Road, Glade Spring, VA 24340. Exit 29, south on Rt 91 towards Damascus. In the Lodi community, turn left on Rt 731 (Bucks Bridge Road). House is approximately 1/2 mile on the right. Use the farm road on the far left side of the property. After 100 yards, go through gate and keep gate closed. After approximately 1/4 mile on farm road, veer right and proceed through valley in pasture field. The tree is approximately 0.4 mile past where you veer right. It is among a sparse stand of other oaks and hickories.

Owner Phone: 276-698-5558

Contact Information

Contact Name: Kevin Sigmon

Contact Email:

Contact Address: P.O. Box 769

Abingdon, VA 24212

Contact Phone: 276-623-3412

Contact Info: Bill Worrell, Extension Agent, 276-889-8056, Kevin Heath, Civil Engineer, 276-236-4588, Measured in 2008 by Jeff Kirwan and Bill Worrell


Original Nominator(s): Jacob Heath

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