Second largest tree in Virginia recorded in Brunswick County

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Virginia has a rich, rich history, right down to its roots — literally.

Virginia Program big tree at Virginia Tech records some of the largest and oldest trees in the Commonwealth. Recently, students measured the second largest tree in Virginia, a Braunschweig County white oak tree that is more than 500 years old.

In accordance with Virginia Institute of Technology and American foreststhis tree is currently the largest living white oak in the country.

The oldest tree in Virginia currently on record is a water tupela in Greenville County, estimated to be about 600 years old. This tree too American Woodland National Champion.

The Big Trees program has recorded more than 2,000 trees in the state since 1970 and has archived information on trees that are now alive as well as “heritage” trees from the past.

Have a big tree near you? Learn how to measure it and report it Virginia Tech website.

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