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

Scarlet Oak T4

Tree Identification Number (for editors only): 4
Date Observed: October 10, 2008
Common Name: Scarlet Oak
Latin Name: Quercus Coccinea Muench
GPS Coordinates: 36* 41.173M.N 79* 51.781M.W
Height: 81.8 Feet
Diameter: 26.1 Inches
Immediate Habitat: Near slope
Description: Over 50% of this tree's trunk does not contain branches. The branch that does form is over half way up the tree and the two branches have numerous branches radiating from it.

  • Leaves: Simple leaves that have deep sinuses
  • Bark: Gray
  • Branches: The first half of the tree does not contain branches, then it forks and those two branches have numerous branches radiating from them
Link: http://www.dof.virginia.gov/trees/oak-scarlet.shtml

Click here to find this tree on Google Maps under T4

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