WHERE: House to be built at 2456 Chinkapin
Way, Dallas, TX 75212
Caption: Top right: A wound early in this chinkapin
oak's life allowed rot to hollow out the base.
Other prominent white oaks include Quercus prinus, the shallow lobed chestnut; Quercus muehlenbergii, or chinkapin
oak; Quercus michauxii, also called swamp chestnut; Quercus bicolor or swampwhite; and Quercus macrocarpa, the burr oak.
But the standout was Kansas where seven different nominators located the biggest paper birch, narrowleaf cottonwood, Washington hawthorn, dwarf chinkapin
oak, western soapberry, little walnut, and two co-champion oriental arborvitae.
White oaks include Burr oak, overcup oaks, post oak, swamp chestnut and chinkapin
, or Chinquapin Oak; Woods along creek on east side; Rare (one tree); C = 4; BSUH 13935.
, or Chinquapin Oak; Ridgetop woods and adjacent upland slopes; Infrequent; C = 4; BSUH 13362.
melanocarpa Cherry Sour Prunus cerasus Chinkapin
Florida Castanea alnifolia Cinnecord Acacia choriophylla Coconut Palm Cocos nucifera Cocoplum Chrysobalanus icaco Colubrina Coffee Colubrina arborescens Colubrina Cuba Colubrina cubensis Corkwood Leitneria floridana Cranberrybush American Viburnum trilobum Crossopetalum Florida Crossopetalum rhacoma Cupania Florida Cupania glabra Cypress Cuyamaca Cupressus arizonica v.
Referred to as Chinkapin
Slope because of the high number of Quercus muhlenbergii trees occurring here, this site also supports Fraxinus quadrangulata, Lonicera maackii, Rhodotypos scandens, and Symphoricarpos orbiculatus.
Arkansas lost its only champion, a 124-point Ozark chinkapin
in Clark County, to wind, and Kansas lost its sole champ, an eastern redbud in Topeka, due to mismeasurement.
The Carneros yucca, Florida chinkapin
, and Hinds willow are now what taxonomists call synonyms (no longer accepted names) of Faxon yucca, Allegheny chinkapin
, and sandbar willow.
Twenty and twenty-five years after the tornado the most damaged portion of the forest is still a sugar maple/ slippery elm community, with chinkapin
oak, Ohio buckeye, American basswood, white ash and hackberry of secondary importance.
Other recently vacated thrones, with the previous champ's point totals: cajeput-tree (300), castorbean (49), Allegheny chinkapin
(155), Ozark chinkapin
(124), littleleaf cyrilla (61), September elm (271), Lindheimer hackberry (127), scrub hickory (121), screwbean mesquite (84), and water-elm (313).
And last but least only among champions, the four flyweights--bear (Quercus ilicifolia), Havard (Quercus havardii), dwarf chinkapin
(Quercus prinoides), and Mohr oaks--with 1-foot thick trunks and less than 100 points may look like they are just getting started until you realize that they are best known as thicket-forming shrubs.
Governor Dave Heineman and state forester Gary Hergenrader in attendance, certificates were presented to the owners of the national champion eastern cottonwood and dwarf chinkapin
oak during festivities at the state capitol.