Tulip Tree 3

Henry Clay Marchant owned and managed the Woolen Mill just down the street. He built this house to live in, 1840. Perhaps the tree was planted then.                        Photo by Ryan Jones

Early spring buds

View of the whole tree, without leaves.

Oak, White 7


This Specimen White Oak replaces its sister, White Oak #3, which died and was left as a “stem”, a tree with the crown removed, still enjoyed by wildlife. CATS is designating the healthy oak as a Landmark Tree on Arbor Day, 2017.

Catkins, or male flowers are visible in spring, mid April in 2017. Oaks have small female flowers as well, which are hard to see.

Beech, American

IMG_2340This handsome Double Beech is a little off the trail to the right as you get close to Dairy Road. There are many large and wonderful trees to see on this trail.


Between the Double Beech and the stream there is a patch of Toadstool Trillium, near the Charlottesville High School Track. This was seen early April 2017.                                     photo by JoAnn Dalley



Oak, Southern Red 2

The entire Venable Elementary School came out to celebrate their Landmark Southern Red Oak May, 2018 photo by Ryan Jones

photo by billemory.com

photo by billemory.com

The school was built in 1925. So the tree is likely 93 years old.


photo by billemory.com

photo by billemory.com

Assistant Principal Valeta Paige, March 2018

Big O Tree Service installed lightning protection

A great tree at a great school!