About The Frank Wilson Park Tree Inventory

As part of the Martinsville Henry Community Nature Initiative our purpose is to create more opportunities for outdoor free time activities for the community. In collaboration with the Virginia Museum of Natural History we are conducting an ecological inventory of the Frank Wilson Park located in Martinsville, Virginia. It is our goal for this inventory to be a working nature and outdoor educational tool to involve community adults and children.

This inventory is also a great way student groups, scout troops, Master Naturalists, and Master Gardeners, to name a few, to earn volunteer service hours.

For any questions, comments, or ideas please email denny.casey@vmnh.virginia.gov.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

White Oak

Tree Identification number: 27
Date Observered: December 11, 2010
Common Name: White Oak
Latin Name: Quercus alba
GPS Coordinates: elevation 503 feet N 36* 41.160 W 79* 51.716
Diameter: 47.5cm
Habitat: surrounded by moss and lichens on slope
Description: space at the bottom then ten to close in

Tree submission by Trevor, Diclecis, Briana

Post Oak

Tree Identification number: 26
Date Observed: December 11, 2010
Common Name: Post Oak
Latin Name: quercus stellata
GPS Coordinates: elevation 992 feet N 36* 41.149 W 79* 51.714
Diameter: 81.2 cm
Habitat: Near holly trees and other saplings, covered in moss and lichens
Description: Roughly 50 feet to the first branch. 30% of the tree is covered in leaves. Split bark and is gray and dirt red

Tree submitted by Trevor, Diclecis, Briana

Southern Red Oak

Tree Identification number: 25
Date Observed: December 11, 2010
Common Name: Southern Red Oak
Latin Name: Quercus falcata
GPS Coordinates: elevation, 926 feet N 36* 41.147 W 79* 51.714
Diameter: 35.99cm
Habitat: Saplings, fallen branches, and near stream
Description: 50 feet until it curves. Lichens and 2% coverage of leaves

This tree was submitted by Trevor, Diclecis, Briana

White Oak

Tree Identification Number: 24
Date Identified: December 11, 2010
Common Name: White Oak
Latin Name: Quercus alba
GPS Coordinates: elivation-923 feet N. 36*41.149 W 79* 51.725
Diameter: 18.31 inches
Habitat: near dry stream, sapling, and dead leaves
Description: Carvins, gray bark, vines about 50 feet fore tree limbs close to electrical lines

This tree was submitted by Trevor, Diclecis, and Briana

PHCC Student Submission

Tree Identification number: 31
Common Name: Loblolly Pine (old-Field Pine)
Latin name: Pinus taeda L.
GPS Coordinates: N 36* 41.143 W 79* 51.694
Diameter: 63 inches
Habitat: 30 feet from stream on its own little hill.
Description: Flaky, thick bark, square chunks of bark, brown.

This tree was submitted by Riley, Brittany, Megan, Tre, and Erika

PHCC Student Submission

Tree Identification Number: 30
GPS Coordinates: N 36* 41.137 W 79* 51.709
Diameter: 100 inches
Habitat: 10 Feet from stream
Description: tall curved trunk, leaning vines, and mossy bark

This tree was submitted by Riley, Brittany, Megan, Tre, and Erika

PHCC Student Submission

Tree Identification number: 23
GPS Coordinates: N 36* 41.154 W 79* 51.692
Diameter: 45 inches
Habitat: 2 feet from stream
Description: exposed roots, carvings, smooth bark

This tree was submitted by Tiley, Brittany, Megan, Tre, and Erika