Tree Information

Common Name: southern red oak

Scientific Name: Quercus falcata

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Status: alive

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 321 in.

Height: 92 ft.

Crown: 114 ft.

Points: 441

Date Last Measured: 2016

Last Measured by: Byron Carmean, Alex Cassell, Eric Wiseman

Date First Measured: 1988

Comments: New co-state champion in July 2016 (Eric Wiseman). The circumference may be off due to layers of large poison ivy climbing up the trunk, DBH was established from the roadway adjacent to tree (2016). Originally nominated in 1988 by Gladys Robbins (owner) and again in 1997 by Bassett and Nelling. Remeasured by Byron Carmean, Steve Tuck, and Gary Williamson in 2006. Originally thought to be a cherrybark oak (Q. pagoda), but later declared as more like southern red oak (Q. falcata). Couldn't rule out a hybrid with cherrybark oak. USDA Forest Service Silvics Manual actually considers cherrybark a variety of southern red oak (Q. falcata var. pagodafolia).

2006 David Martin (top), 2016 Alex Cassell (bottom)

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: Sussex

State Map

Land Owner: Norfleet Givens

GPS Coordinates: 36.738933, -77.46856

Directions: Rt 612

Owner Address: 28183 Rd Proctor

Emporia, VA 23847

Owner Phone: (434) 634-5656

Contact Information

Contact Name: Jay Bassett & Ray Nelling

Contact Address: VDOF PO Box 198

Waverly, VA 23890-0198

Contact Info: Nominator


Original Nominator(s): Jay Bassett and Ray Nelling

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