A Remarkable bur oak

Tree Information
Common Name: bur oak
Scientific name: Quercus macrocarpa
Category: Historic tree
Notes: This state champion big tree is located in front of the Municipal Bldg. for Elkton, VA. This building once served as a Civil War hospital. Based on tree rings and nearby sugar maples planted in a row, the tree is believed to have been planted a little over 100 years ago in 2011. A possible seed source is from trees at nearby Big Island crossing.
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Nominator: Glen Isom
Location of Tree
County/City: Rockingham
Name of tree owner: Town of Elkton
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