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.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Chestnut Oak G1

Tree Identification Number: G1
Date Observed: November 7, 2008
Common Name: Chestnut Oak
Latin Name: Quercus prinus L.
GPS Coordinates: North 36* 41.170 West 79* 51.755
Height: 115.2 Feet
Diameter: 39 Inches
Description: This chestnut Oak forks four feet from the ground. At the base of this forked tree is a maple sapling facing north.
  • Phenology: Most of the tree is bare, however over 50% of the leaves that remain on tree are brown.
  • Bark: Heavily furrowed, very mature tree
  • Distinguishing marks: Tree forks at 4 feet and has maple sapling growing on the north side of the tree
  • Invasive Vines: English ivy ascending tree
Click here to find this tree on Google Maps under G1
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Anonymous said...

We continue our journey up the NET spur along hard knobby rocks much older than the traprock of the mainline. Fast Growing Tree Nursery