Charlottesville schoolchildren measure the circumference of a Quercus alba (white oak) at Forest Hills Park on Arbor Day, the last Friday in April.~Commentator Bill Emory puts up a new photo nearly every day at billemory.com/blog.
FYI: I have a real estate agent's listing for Rev. James Fife's Oak Lawn, of which Forest Hills Park was part, from 1866 or '67. Among other attributes, the agent notes:
"This farm contains 340 acres of land. One third of it is in wood-land, 75 acres of which is original growth consisting of Red, White and Black Oak, Hickory & Pine. The remaining 35 acres consist of second growth pine."
I expect that tree remembers those days.
Nice place for a botanical garden
Need to cut that tree down it blocks my view of the blue ridge