#056 Willow Oak
(Quercus phellos)

The tree sits right at the corner of Caldwell Lane and Mary E Gamble By, about 10 yards to the west of the mailboxes for the complex. It is also about 5 yards from the sidewalk for Caldwell Lane

Statistics (2021)

  • Circumference (In.): 185″
  • Height (Ft.): 82′
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 91′
  • Diameter Breast Height (In.): 59″
  • Total Points: 290

More Information

  • Year Recognized: 2021
  • Current condition: Good
  • Property Type: Public
  • Ecological Value: Willow Oaks, often mistaken for Pin Oaks, are some of the most common trees around the Charlotte area. They offer tremendous ecological value through their acorns which are eaten by birds, deer, squirrels, and other small mammals. A willow oak of this size can sequester over 265 lbs of Carbon Dioxide annually, helping with climate change and reducing our impact from burning fossil fuels.