#076 Black Oak
(Quercus velutina)

Statistics (2022)

  • Circumference (In.): 160″
  • Height (Ft.): 70′
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 48′
  • Diameter Breast Height (In.): 51″
  • Total Points: 242

More Information

  • Year Recognized: 2021
  • Current condition: Good
  • Property Type: Private
  • Ecological Value: It is found throughout NC on dry plains and ridges in poorer soils and in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains. The open, rounded crown makes it a good shade tree for large areas. It produces a good acorn crop every 3 to 5 years that wildlife love to eat. The acorns are distinguishable by their long stalks. Plant it in an area along a pond, a stream, or other wet sites. It is often grown for its beautiful fall color and drought tolerance. It is an important source of food for many wildlife species.