A Remarkable southern red oak

Tree Information
Common Name: southern red oak
Scientific name: Quercus falcata
Category: Historic tree
Notes: This tree is healthy and is in imminent danger due to road construction. It is historically significance because it sits on the edge of the last remnants of the historic Kempsville /Lynnhaven canal. The canal was to connect the Eastern branch of the Elizabeth River to Thalia Creek. It was started about 1800 and abandoned after the civil war. Many Irish immigrants and African/American slaves worked on this canal and many died from disease in the process.
Best time to photograph: Summer, morning
Nominator: William Huber
Location of Tree
County/City: Virginia Beach VA.
Name of tree owner: Bob Thorton
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