English oak
(Quercus robur L.'Fastigiata' )
Tree Numbers 405, 406, and 407 in the VT Campus Tree Inventory

Location: In the triangle between Hutcheson, Campbell, and Slusher Halls; GPS: 37.225674, -80.422496

  • DBH 22 inches
  • Crown Spread 25 feet
  • Height 55 feet
  • Description: English oak is an important timber and ornamental tree species in Europe, where it is known for its rugged beauty and longevity. English oak can live for well over 1000 years. The fastigiate variety pictured here is probably the most commonly planted variety of English oak. English oak is a predominant tree in England, and was heavily used in the construction of stout English ships during the colonial period.

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