A Remarkable northern red oak

Tree Information
Common Name: northern red oak
Scientific name: Quercus rubra
Category: Other
Notes: This is a legendary tree- the Fletcher Red Oak on the campus of Sweet Briar College. It graced the campus for a hundred years, but came down August 9, 2005. Acorns from the tree have been collected and planted by many, and offspring are now being sought. The tree was recognized in 1997 as a Heritage Tree by the Tree Stewards of Greater Lynchburg. Story: http://nature.sbc.edu/treepics/fletcheroak.html
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Nominator: Linda S. Fink
Location of Tree
County/City: Amherst
Name of tree owner: Sweet Briar College
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