Tree Information

Common Name: white oak

Scientific Name: Quercus alba

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Database ID: 2435

Status: not top 3

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: no

Circumference: 235 in.

Height: 59 ft.

Crown: 104 ft.

Points: 320

Date Last Measured: 2016

Last Measured by: Alex Cassell, Alex Walbrun

Date First Measured: 2016

Comments: This is the Keffer Oak, one of the largest white oaks on the Appalachian Trail. A sign near the oak states that it is the Keffer Oak. The tree was brought to the attention of the VBT program by James Close who thought the tree might be a contender for largest tree on the AT. Research revealed that there is a larger white oak in New York.

Alex Cassell 6/19/2016

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: Craig

State Map

Land Owner: U.S. Forest Service

GPS Coordinates: 37.34988, -80.37439

Directions: Oak is directly on the Appalachian Trail. If going from nearby parking lot, the coordinates are N37.35143, W-80.37910, follow the trail SE for 0.29mi, oak will be on the right with a sign stating it is the Keffer Oak.

Contact Information

Contact Name: Eric Wiseman

Contact Email:

Blacksburg, VA

Contact Phone: 540-231-5148


Original Nominator(s): Alex Cassell, Alex Walbrun

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