#064 Post Oak
(Quercus stellata)

UPDATE: Sadly, this tree fell during the night on March 29, 2022, and blocked St. Albans Lane. It was cut and removed the same day. The wood from the tree was made into a bench, pictured below. The Treasure Tree sign and number tag were added to the bench in memory of this beautiful post oak.

This Post Oak hung over St. Albans Lane and sat to the right of the driveway.

The Patterson House was a bed and breakfast called “The Cedars” and was the only bed and breakfast in the Town of Davidson. The Home was extensively renovated in 1916. According to the current homeowner, Tom Watson, it was renovated for a wealthy businessman’s second wife. Before this major renovation, it was a farmhouse on the edge of the Town, marking the beginning of farmland. As for the tree itself, it was likely planted at the time of the construction of the house, but little else is known.

Statistics (2021)

  • Circumference (In.): 144″
  • Height (Ft.): 62′
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 99′
  • Diameter Breast Height (In.): 46″
  • Total Points: 231

More Information

  • Year Recognized: 2021
  • Current condition: Good
  • Property Type: Private
  • Ecological Value:  Post Oak is native to central and southeast North America and can be found in the coastal and coastal plains of NC. This is a high-value wildlife plant.