Tree Information

Common Name: bur oak

Scientific Name: Quercus macrocarpa

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Database ID: 170

Status: alive

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 230 in.

Height: 82 ft.

Crown: 108 ft.

Points: 339

Date Last Measured: 2022

Last Measured by: Jeremy Harold

Date First Measured: 1991

2022 update: The tree appears to be in good health and is being maintained by Bartlett Tree Experts. It has a full crown with no decline. Previous height measurement was found to be erroneous, which reduced the score at this recertification.
Excessive vine growth has been removed. Large amount of deadwood has been pruned. Evidence of root damage present (sidewalk construction, pedestrian traffic, and attempts at establishing turf). Tennis courts, sidewalk, and road are covering 50% of the tree's root system). Tree was "very healthy and very beautiful" in 1991. The tree received a grant for care and is now being cared for. 2012 measurements by Landon Webb: circumference 229", height 96', crown 105', points 351.

Top: Landon Webb July 2012. Bottom: J. Harold 6/13/2022.

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: Rockingham

State Map

Land Owner: Town of Elkton

GPS Coordinates: 38.407671, -78.621985

Owner Email:

Directions: In front of Elkton Treasurer's Office at intersection of W. Rockingham Street and W. Spotswood Trail.

Owner Address: 173 W Spotswood Avenue

Elkton, VA 22827

Owner Phone: 540-298-1951

Contact Information

Contact Name: Kevin Fauber

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: 540-298-9860

Contact Info: Kevin Fauber is the Town Manager.


Original Nominator(s): Jacob Kagey and Alvin Dove

Additional Information

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