Maryland Wye Oak
July 02, 2001
Provided by: NASA/GSFC Landsat Program
Summary authors & editors: Jim Foster
The above photo shows a magnificant specimen of White Oak (Quercus alba) known as the Wye Oak - Maryland's State Tree. It's located in Wye Mills in Talbot County on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Estimated to be approximately 460 years old, the Wye Oak is the largest white oak tree on record in the US. It measures 31 feet, 2 inches, in circumference, stands 79 feet tall, and has a crown spread of 102 feet. The Wye Oak is one of only two trees surviving as a National Champion since inception of the National Big Tree Register in 1945.
Photo by Tom Darden