0-089 – Some of the most majestic and historic trees at Oak Ridge are White Oaks (Quercus alba). Here you are standing at the base of a spectacular one with beautiful, classic form, and adjacent to the west you can see two others with very different branching patterns. All three of these trees began as spontaneous seedlings prior to the founding of Oak Ridge, and long before this land was added to the original cemetery. Based upon studies of other trees here we believe they all date to some disturbance (logging?) in about 1844. Acorns mature in one season.
Location: 39.822742 N, 89.662677 W
Map: Get walking directions here.