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.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Post Oak T8

Tree Identification Number (for editors only): 8
Date Observed: November 7, 2008
Common Name: Post Oak
Latin Name: Quercus Stellata
GPS Coordinates: 36* 41.191M.N 79* 51.761M.W
Height: 86.5 Feet
Diameter: 20 Inches
Immediate Habitat: This post oak is located near the stream and near the base of a black plastic silt fence in the park
Description: This Post Oak has a lot of kudzu and poison ivy vines ascending it. There are no branches present on this tree under 30 feet above the ground. This tree houses numerous squirrel nests in its crown.
  • Phenology: 15% of the tree's leaves are brown
  • Bark: Gray and block shaped
  • Invasive Vines: kudzu and poison ivy
Click here to find this tree on Google Maps under T8

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