#033 Black Oak
(Quercus velutina)

This is the largest Black Oak in the Davidson Street Tree Inventory, tree #699.

Statistics (2022)

  • Circumference (In.): 110″
  • Height (Ft.): 71′
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 45′
  • Diameter Breast Height (In.): 35″
  • Total Points: 192

More Information

  • Year Recognized: 2021
  • Current condition: Good
  • Property Type: Private
  • Ecological Value: A native deciduous tree in the beech family that grows 50 to 80 feet tall and spreads between 45 to 60 feet. It is long-lived, durable, and easy to grow. It is found in dry upland forests in the Piedmont and middle to lower mountains of NC. It is often grown for its beautiful fall color and drought tolerance. It is an important source of food for many wildlife species. For an oak, it grows fast and bears acorns in 20 years. Use as a shade tree or street tree. As with all oaks, it is a high-value wildlife plant.