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NC Champion Tree - Willow Oak - Union County - OU04DB


Hidden by  stargatekrewe

N 34° 59.053' W 80° 48.190' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > North Carolina
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 11 July 2012
 Date Created: 13 July 2012
 Last Modified: 14 July 2012
 Waypoint: OU04DB


{{found}} 11 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 1 Comments
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5095 Visitors
6 x Rated
Rated as: Excellent
{{recommendation}} 2 Recommendations
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Cache Attributes

Kid Friendly Wheelchair Access Available in Winter Limited Hours Listed on OCNA Only 

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Description   EN   

NOTE: You will need to collect information to log this cache.

At this location you will find the North Carolina Willow Oak Champion Tree. There are two in the Forest Service database, this tree holding a few more points over the other one located in Sampson County. The Willow Oak is native to North Carolina.

When it was registered in 2008 it was 85 feet tall, 307 inches around (over 25 feet!), and had a crown spread of 124 feet.

This virtual is located in a neighborhood. Parking is to the right of the clubhouse. Please no night caching.

This is a very majestic and beautiful tree. Please post a picture of the tree when you visit so that we can see it change through the seasons.

There is a plaque onsite with the Champion Tree certificate. You will need to collect the Nominator's Last Name from this certificate to log the cache (the Log Password).

While this link lasts, here is a story about the tree:
(let me know if this link dies, and I will remove)

Enjoy this location & Virtual!

Additional Hints   Decrypt

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Log Entries    {{found}} 11x {{not_found}} 0x {{comment}} 1x     Show All Log Entries   New Log Entry

1 05 November 2016 ithink314 Found it

That's a big tree! I was coming back from taking a tour, and made a small side trip here. Had to find the needed info online, but it wasn't too difficult. P.S. The link in the description was broken when I tried that.

### **Thanks, stargatekrewe, for setting this up!** ### +/- 96 @ November 5, 2016 14:52. ---
Pictures Connected with this Log Entry:
Big Willow Oak
Big Willow Oak
Plaque needs maintenance
Plaque needs maintenance

1 15 September 2012 hoosiersunshine Found it

The CO had been urging me to give OCUS a chance and so this is my first official OCUS cache and I LOVE it.  What a beautiful sight.  I took lots of photos. TFTC!

1 18 August 2012 Mrs. HB31 Found it

Beautiful tree!

1 18 August 2012 HB31 Found it

Quite a tree!

1 18 August 2012 Recommendation Auroral Mechanism Found it

FA and I stopped by here today.  This is indeed a champion tree, what an amazing sight!  Thanks for giving us a reason to stop by and see it.