Anna and whiteoak at Maxwell Place

Name(s)

> Anna

Tree species 

> Querucs alba (white oak)

Location

 > Maxwell Place

Narrative

I selected the white oak tree on the President's lawn at Maxwell Place because of the iconic location, sentimental value, and because of the ecological services provided to UK campus. This tree is important to me because I am using DNA from these trees (collected by Rachel) to study white oak genetics. In the future, I hope we can use the information obtained from these trees to facilitate improvement of white oaks for reforestation and industry purposes across Kentucky.

Rainwater interception (gallons)

= 10000

Energy conservation (kWh)

= 200

CO2 reduction (pounds)

= 1678

Overall annual benefits ($)

= 152

 

Photography

  1. The favorite Querucs alba (white oak) of Anna in May 2016