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.

Monday, November 22, 2010

White Oak

Tree ID Number: 15
Date observed:
Common Name: White Oak
Latin Name: Quercus alba L.
GPS Coordinates: 36* 41.148* O79* 51.548
Diameter: 31.21 inches
Habitat: near Holly bush sapling, and two maple saplings. The soil is rocky, because it is near the trail.
Description: 20% of leaves remain on tree, no branching for 50 ft, very few branches over all
Phenology: 20% of the leaves remain on tree
Bark: light gray
Invasive species: poison ivy and English ivy is ascending the tree

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