#027 Laurel Oak
(Quercus laurifolia)

Tree number #595 in the Davidson Tree Inventory; Largest Laurel Oak in the inventory

Statistics (2022)

  • Circumference (In.): 136″
  • Height (Ft.): 54′
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 79′
  • Diameter Breast Height (In.): 43″
  • Total Points: 210

More Information

  • Year Recognized: 2021
  • Current condition: Good
  • Property Type: Private
  • Ecological Value: Laurel Oak is a semi-evergreen to a deciduous shade tree in the red oak family that is native to the southeastern U.S.A. from Virginia to Florida and west to Texas. In North Carolina, it can be found in moderately dry to seasonally flooded soils of floodplains and swamp margins in the Piedmont and coastal plain areas. It generally grows 40-60 feet tall and rarely to 100 feet with a dense rounded crown. Acorns may be produced as early as 15 years of age.