Tree Information

Common Name: English oak

Scientific Name: Quercus robur

Native/Naturalized: Naturalized

Database ID: 634

Status: alive

National Champion: no

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 217 in.

Height: 55 ft.

Crown: 73 ft.

Points: 290

Date Last Measured: 2014

Last Measured by: Adam Downing, Robert Myers, Harry Puffenberger, Bruce Bowman, Ann Bowman, and Patrick Campbell.

Date First Measured: 2004

2023 comments: There has been some dieback in the crown and one of the leads has died and partially broken out. Trunk measured at smallest girth between breast height and ground level (at 3').

2014 comments: We measured the trunk circumference at 3 feet above ground, which presented the smallest circumference to avoid the influence of an old branch collar. We are aware of the presence of numerous burls and other formations of callus growth; however, we do not feel that this extra tissue has contributed to an excessive trunk circumference. Measured in 2014 by Michelle Dowling. Circumference: 210', Height: 56', Crown: 70', Points: 284.

2004 comments: First measured in September 2004 at 276 points.

Adam Downing 2004

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: Orange

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Land Owner: James Madison's Montpelier

GPS Coordinates: 38.21792, -78.16916

Directions: Behind the Montpelier Visitor Center. Outside of the formal gardens.

Owner Address: 11407 Constitution Highway

Montpelier Station, VA 22957

Owner Phone: 540-672-2728

Contact Information

Contact Name: Robert Myers

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: 540-672-2728


Original Nominator(s): Sandy Mudrinich, Mike Eckley, Adam Downing, David Carr, Joseph Murray

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