Common Name: Ludwig's oak
Scientific Name: Quercus xludoviciana
Native/Naturalized: Native to North America
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 90 in.
Height: 44 ft.
Crown: 68 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2019
Last Measured by: Jeanette Navia, Ricklin Brown, Glenda White, Judy Jones, Connie Reitz, Adrienne Frank, Alice Kopinitz, Seig Kopinitz
Date First Measured: 2019
Comments: Tree is healthy and away from encroachment. Maintained by Colonial Williamsburg landscaping staff and arborist.
Comments from Ricklin Brown about the tree:
I visited the site with Bob McCartney on March 14, 2020. He verified its identify and confirmed that he personally propagated and planted the tree in its present location in the 1970s. Bob left Colonial Williamsburg, where he served as Landscape Biologist, over 40 years ago and founded Woodlanders Nursery in Aiken, South Carolina in 1980. He is a nationally recognized authority on plants and woody shrubs. Over the years there has been some confusion regarding the hybrid’s parentage, but it is now accepted to be a cross of Q. phellos (willow oak) and Q. pagoda (cherrybark oak).
An interesting synopsis of the hybrid is provided by the International Oak Society on their website: https://www.internationaloaksociety.org/content/hybrid-highlight-quercus-%C3%97ludoviciana-sarg.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: City of Williamsburg
Land Owner: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
GPS Coordinates: 37.277509, -76.701141
Directions: At the far end of the parking lot in the Good Hopes Plantation at Colonial Williamsburg, across the street (132Y) from the Visitors Center.
Owner Address: PO Box 1776
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Owner Phone: 804-832-7455
Contact Name: Charles Gardner
Contact Email: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone: 804-832-7455
Contact Info: Charles is the arborist at Colonial Williamsburg
Original Nominator(s): Charles Gardner