Black Oak

Tree Description:

0-027    Black oak (Quercus velutina) was one of the most common original trees in Oak Ridge. Many giant old specimens can be found here, but none are larger than this one. Black oak is one of our most adaptable native oaks and thrives in a broad range of soil types, from very dry to average in moisture. It would have been one of the primary trees split for fence rails at New Salem by young Abraham Lincoln in the 1830’s.

Location:

39.820831 N, 89.655092 W

Map:

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