Chloe, Lauren, Daryn, Lucy Boone, Jospeh, Beau and their favorite scarlet oak near Christ the King School, April 2015 (K. Leonard)

Name(s)

> Chloe, Lauren, Daryn, Lucy Boone, Joseph, Beau and scarlet oak

Tree species 

> Scarlet Oak, Quercus coccinea

Location

 > Christ the King School street tree

Narrative

The Scarlet Oak is such a beautiful tree. This gorgeous tree is one that lines the sidewalk along with several other trees at the edge of Christ The King School. When you are dropped off at the main entrance, you can see the magnificent scarlet oak as you sit in the car on your way to the parking lot near the main entrance. Our tree has been through quite a lot. Everyday, because of its location near a parking lot, cars drive by the tree. Gases from cars are being released into the air. If this tree was younger, the gases would be a major hazard for the tree, but now it can absorb most of them to help the air quality. Luckily, since the tree survived, it can absorb carbon dioxide and produce oxygen for us and will continue to help our environment until it dies. I, personally, am glad that the scarlet oak survived. Without the scarlet oak, there would be no tree that we will make memories in future. So we will cherish the time we have with this scarlet oak, and make sure this tree will see many more years.

Rainwater interception (gallons)­

= 3477

Energy conservation (kWh)

= 84

CO2 reduction (pounds)

= 587

Overall annual benefits ($)

= 78­­

 

Photography

  1. Chloe, Lauren, Daryn, Lucy Boone, Jospeh, Beau and their favorite scarlet oak near Christ the King School, April 2015 (K. Leonard)