The favorite red oak of Sabrina and Kiley in October 2016

Name(s)

> Sabrina and Kiley

Tree species 

> Red oak (Quercus rubra)

Location

 > University of Kentucky main campus

Narrative

From White Hall, we turned around and this tree immediately caught our eyes. We both loved how large this tree is; it is one of the largest, oldest trees in that area on campus. Although, located in between many buildings, it is thriving. Just looking at the bark and the exterior of the tree you can see how strong it is. Between its size, and the varying heights where the limbs extend, it reminds me (Sabrina) of the tree in my front yard that my siblings and I used to climb when we were little. Being able to put numbers to a tree to see its benefits to the atmosphere makes our appreciation for the trees grow. Now, we not only look at trees as landscaping or a a beautiful sight, but a huge asset to the well-being of the environment around us.

Rainwater interception (gallons)

= 7829

Energy conservation (kWh)

= 171

CO2 reduction (pounds)

= 447

Overall annual benefits ($)

= 73

 

Photography

  1. The favorite red oak of Sabrina and Kiley in October 2016