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.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Chestnut Oak T7

Tree Identification Number (for editors only) : 7
Date Observed: November 3, 2008
Common Name: Chestnut Oak
Latin Name:Quercus Prinus
GPS Coordinates: 36* 41.177M.N 79* 51.755M.W
Height: 151.3 Feet
Diameter: 27.1 Inches
Immediate Habitat: Near slope and has maple saplings surrounding it
Description: This tree contains maple saplings around its base, some ivy beginning to climb up base and lichens on south face of the tree.
  • Phenology: 20% of the tree's leave have turned brown
  • Bark: Brown
  • Leaves: Oval shaped
  • Invasive Vines: English ivy

Link: http://www.dof.virginia.gov/trees/oak-chestnut.shtml

Click here to find this tree on Google Maps under T7

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