Why remarkable: Size, age
As the Richmond story goes, Old Bon Air used to be a country retreat for the Richmond well-to-do. This tree was definitely around for that. Wider than it is tall, the homeowners have allowed it to totally embrace their small house. There is a treehouse with a spiral staircase. On the day of my visit a chocolate lab was enjoying this summer day on the platform of the treehouse. This remarkable white oak at the corner of Larkspur and Buford is easily visible from the road. It’s absolutely worth the trip!