Tree Information

Common Name: Darlington oak

Scientific Name: Quercus hemisphaerica

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Database ID: 1174

Status: alive

National Champion: yes

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 269 in.

Height: 82 ft.

Crown: 108 ft.

Points: 378

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.

Ben Blankenship Jun-18

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: City of Richmond

State Map

Land Owner: Maymont Foundation

GPS Coordinates: 37.536019, -77.47653

Owner Email:

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 Information

Contact Name: Peggy Singlemann

Contact Email:

Contact Info: Measured in 2012 by Jerry Wyatt, Kelli Armes, Christina Woodson.


Original Nominator(s): Peggy Singlemann

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