A Remarkable black oak

Tree Information
Common Name: black oak
Scientific name: Quercus velutina
Category: Beautiful tree
Notes: Located at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, this tree graces the Confederate Cemetery where one Union and 18 Confederate soldiers are buried. These soldiers were a few of those killed in the final fighting before the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia on April 9, 1865. This oak, estimated to be approximately 90 years old, exhibits the classic form of a field-grown tree.
Best time to photograph: anytime
Nominator: Brian Eick
Location of Tree
County/City: Appomattox
Name of tree owner: National Park Service
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