Common Name: southern red oak
Scientific Name: Quercus falcata
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 321 in.
Height: 92 ft.
Crown: 114 ft.
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).
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Sussex
Land Owner: Norfleet Givens
GPS Coordinates: 36.738933, -77.468560
Directions: Rt 612
Owner Address: 28183 Rd Proctor
Emporia, VA 23847
Owner Phone: (434) 634-5656
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