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 June 2018

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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