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An individual instance of Quercus phellos (willow oak)
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From a distance, your attention might not be grabbed by this willow oak growing between the courtyard of 114 19th Av.S. and the parking lot. It's height of 23 m (75 ft.) is respectable, but its crown spread of 18 m (59 ft.) isn't that remarkable. What is amazing about this tree is its diameter of 154 cm (61 in.). It's difficult to get a precise measurement of its diameter due to the mass of ivy clinging to the trunk but it appears to be the "fattest" tree in the arboretum, beating out even the giant Bicentennial oak by a few cm. The ivy makes it difficult to tell for sure, but it may be that the cause of this massive girth is that two smaller trees growing close together merged trunks long ago. In any case, it's worth taking a look at this unusual tree!

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This organism is a living specimen that is part of the  Vanderbilt University Arboretum  with the local identifier 9-379.

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Quercus phellos


sec. 1993

common name: willow oak
family: Fagaceae
Identified 2014-08-27 by Steven J. Baskauf


near 19th Ave.S. and Edgehill Ave., Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, US
Click on these geocoordinates to load a map showing the location: 36.14389°, -86.79685°
Coordinate uncertainty about: 10 m.

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whole tree (or vine) - general 1993 =

Flora of North America Editorial Committee, eds., 1993. Flora of North America North of Mexico. Flora of North America Association, New York, NY, US and Oxford, UK.

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