#009 White Oak
(Quercus alba)

This White Oak sits on Davidson’s campus and is the largest tree by total points in our program. There is no information on the origins of this tree. Although white oaks are very slow-growing, it’s likely similar to the age of the college. Please reach out to Davidson Lands Conservancy if you have any information on this tree.

Statistics (2020)

  • Circumference (In.): 206″
  • Height (Ft.): 103′
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 96′
  • Diameter Breast Height (In.): 66″
  • Total Points: 333

More Information

  • Year Recognized: 2021
  • Current condition: Fair
  • Property Type: Public Campus
  • Ecological Value: White Oaks are some of the longest living trees on the east coast. The 2020 National champion tree is estimated to be over 500 years old, meaning that it was about 250 years old when the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776.