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, October 28, 2009

Chestnut Oak

Tree Identification Number (for editors only): 14
Date Observed: October 24, 2009
Common Name: Chestnut Oak
Latin Name: Quercus prinus L
GPS Coordinates: N 36o 41.156 W 079o 51.777
Height: 88.6 feet
Diameter: 18.3 inches
Habitat: This tree has two saplings located at its base.
Located about 10 feet away from swing set.
Description: This tree does not contain branches below 20 feet
Phenology: 30% of the leaves have turned
Bark: Ashy gray
Invasive Species: Poison Ivy and Poison Oak ascending tree

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