A Remarkable southern red oak

Tree Information
Common Name: southern red oak
Scientific name: quercus falcata
Category: Historic tree
Notes: The owner reports this tree is 300 yrs. old. I think it falls in both old and historic categories. In the 1700's it is said to be a hanging tree, and was likely picked due to its heavy branches. Today you would never know it may have had such a brutal history. It stands alone in front of a church in Dinwiddie Courthouse Cir is 235 " crown 93 ' height 65 feet
Best time to photograph: Early Spring - afternoon
Nominator: Ben Blankenship
Location of Tree
County/City: Dinwiddie
Name of tree owner: All Saints Lutheran Church
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