Shirley's Willow Oak - Charles City, Virginia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
N 37° 20.533 W 077° 15.678
18S E 299689 N 4135235
Located behind the "Great House" on Historic Shirley.
Waymark Code: WM170M3
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 11/14/2022
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 3

Enjoy a walk around "great house" and visit the 350 year old Willow-Oak which has seen generations of family come and go while it continues to grow and provide shade. To access this area of the property a guided or self guided tour.

Marker Text:
Shirley's Willow Oak, Quercus phellos, has stood here on the banks of the James River for over 350 years. The oak symbolizes strength and longevity, traits possessed by the eleven generations of the Hill Carter family residing at Shirley.
Genus/Species: Quercus phellos

Height: 50

Girth: 5

Method of obtaining height: Sighting along a 45 degree angle

Method of obtaining girth: Arm reaching

Location type: Private property

Age: 350

Historical significance:
It resides on the Shirley Plantation which is the oldest operating organization in the United States.

Walk time: 10

Planter: Not listed

Website reference: Not listed

Parking coordinates: Not Listed

Photograpy coordinates: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
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