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In the past, Guilford County's Treasure Tree Program recognized the largest, rarest, oldest, and otherwise important tree species. The purpose of the program was to increase the public awareness of these valuable and irreplaceable trees, increase tree owners' awareness of the importance of trees, and encourage continued stewardship. The program was also designed to help protect all trees from indiscriminate removal or damage due to development and urbanization, and to stimulate awareness of the diversity, sensitivity and the importance of the tree canopy and roots.

Program Criteria

Trees designated as treasure trees were:

  • The most significant tree of their species. Size was determined by height, average crown spread, and circumference (at 4.5 feet) as set by the National Register of Big Trees
  • Of historic, environmental or otherwise significant value
  • Of a species, variety or cultivars proved to be relatively long-lived and adapted to our geographic region
  • Of such health and condition, as judged by the Treasure Tree Committee, to have a reasonable prospect of continuing useful life
  • Located on either public or private property within Guilford County.
Common Name Latin Name Height 
(Feet)
Diameter (Inches) Crown Spread 
(Feet)
American Beech
North Oaks Subdivision, Greensboro
Fagus grandiflora 126 43 75
American Elm
Forest Valley Dr., Greensboro
Ulmus americana 126 29.6 45
American Holly
Wild Turkey Rd., Whitsett
Ilex opaca 45 31 42.5
American Sycamore
Crest Hill Rd., Jamestown
Platanus occidentalis 136 26.1 57
Atlantic White Cedar
Liberty Rd., Greensboro
Chamaecyparis thyoides 60 20 34
Bald Cypress
Twin Lakes Park, Greensboro
Taxodium distichum 98 34.6 26.6
Black Gum
Twin Lakes Park, Greensboro
Nyssa sylvatica 87 39.5 55
Black Locust
Ludgate Rd., Gibsonville
Robinia pseudoacacia 41 49.5 49.5
Black Oak
Old Summerfield Rd., Summerfield
Quercus nigra 116 54 54
Black Walnut
NC 62 East, Liberty
Juglans nigra 108 30 30
Bottlebrush Buckeye
Kello Dr., Greensboro
Aesculus parviflora 18 8.3 8.3
Dogwood
Woodvale Dr., Greensboro
Cornus florida 28 23 23
Eastern Red Bud
Trosper Rd., Greensboro
Cercis canadensis 40 9 9
Eastern Red Cedar
Brightwood Church Rd., Gibsonville
Juniperus virginiana 64 34 34
Green Ash
Twin Lakes Park, Greensboro
Fraxinus pennsylvanica 103 35.8 35.8
Loblolly Pine
High Meadows Ct., Greensboro
Pinus taeda 110 40.3 40.3
Mockernut Hickory
Clayburn Rd., Greensboro
Carya tomentosa 92 36 61.5
Northern Red Oak
N. Church St., Greensboro
Quercus rubra 133 55.2 87.5
Pecan
Williams Dairy Rd., Greensboro
Carya illinoensis 94 43.25 112.5
Persimmon
Wyndwood Dr., Jamestown
Diospyros virginiana 37 8 25
Pignut Hickory
Fallen Oak Rd., Greensboro
Carya glabra 140 35 83
Pin Oak
Sherwood St., Greensboro
Quercus palustris 130 47 83
Post Oak
Cypress St., Greensboro
Quercus stellata 84 50 84.5
Red Maple
Oak Ridge Rd., Oak Ridge
Acer rubra 64 35.5 85
Red Mulberry
Carlisle Rd., Greensboro
Morus rubra 54 27.5 41.3
Sassafras
Knight Village Circle, Stokesdale
Sassafras albidum 18 4.3 11
Shagbark Hickory
Trosper Rd., Greensboro
Carya ovata 85 16.75 48.5
Shingle Oak
Kensignton St., Greensboro
Quercus imbricaria 104 57.8 109.5
Shortleaf Pine
N. Holden Rd., Greensboro
Pinus echinata 109 28.9 38
Silver Maple
W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro
Acer saccharinum 82.5 50.4 67.25
Slippery Elm
Summerfield Rd., Summerfield
Ulmus rubra 84 47 86
Southern Catalpa
S. Aycock St., Greensboro
Catalpa bignonoides 80 48.9 50.3
Southern Magnolia
Burke St., Gibsonville
Magnolia grandiflora 78 54.4 32
Southern Red Oak
Neelley Rd., Pleasant Garden
Quercus falcata 125 69.5 125
Sugar Hackberry
Carpenter House Rd., Whitsett
Celtis laevigata        68 24.5 45
Sugar Maple
Woodridge Ave., Greensboro
Acer saccharum 32 16.4 35.5
Sweet Gum
Owls Roost Rd., Greensboro
Liquidambar styraciflua 115 49.5 68.5
Tulip Poplar
Guilford College Rd., Greensboro
Liriodendron tulipifera 148 63.9 71
Turkey Oak
Deboe Rd., Summerfield
Quercus laevis 92 57 104.5
Weeping Willow
Twin Lakes Park, Greensboro
Salix babylonica 60 50.4 54
White Ash
Townsend Forest Ln., Brown Summit
Fraxinus americana 109 31 108
White Mulberry
Summit Ave., Greensboro
Morus alba 36.8
White Oak
N. Church St., Greensboro
Quercus alba 135 62.5 90.5
Willow Oak
Cypress St., Greensboro
Quercus phellos 138 62.5 84
Last updated: 11/21/2014 7:52:28 PM