Common Name: Compton oak
Scientific Name: Quercus xcomptoniae
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 190 in.
Height: 61 ft.
Crown: 119 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2014
Last Measured by: Lane Dellinger, Kevin Sigmon, and Eric Wiseman
Comments: A natural hybrid of Quercus virginiana (live oak) and Quercus lyrata (overcup oak). Is evergreen to tardily deciduous. This specimen is mentioned in the paper "Hybrid Oaks of North America", written by Ernest J. Palmer and published in the Journal of the Arnold Arboretum in January 1948. According to this paper, the tree was found as a natural hybrid tree in Virginia Beach and transplanted to the Courthouse Green, date unknown. Paper also states that the common name derives from Ms. C.C. Compton of Natchez, MS, who disseminated seedlings of trees found in her home state to arboreta around the country.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: City of Williamsburg
Land Owner: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
GPS Coordinates: 37.272167, -76.7005
Owner Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions: The tree is within the boundary of historic Colonial Williamsburg, located in Market Square near the corner of North England Street and Nicholson Street.
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Owner Phone: 757-565-8374
Contact Name: Byron Carmean
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Address: 3616 Labrador Ln.
Suffolk, VA 23434
Contact Phone: 757-934-0588
Contact Info: Tony Craig, tree crew foreman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Original Nominator(s): Carmean and Williamson