The Old Christ Church Oak

 This circa 1857 drawing of Christ Church is the earliest known image of the structure. (Photo from the official Historic Christ Church website.

This circa 1857 drawing of Christ Church is the earliest known image of the structure. (Photo from the official Historic Christ Church website.

The Northern Neck of Virginia is rich with history from well before our country was born. One of our most popular historical sites is Historic Christ Church located in Weems, Virginia.

Christ Church was built in 1735 and stands today in near-original condition.

According to Christ Church's website {www.christchurch1735.org} "Christ Church was the gift of Robert “King” Carter, the wealthiest, most powerful planter of early eighteenth-century Virginia. Carter built Christ Church to replace a wooden church his father, John, had constructed on the site in 1670. Free, indentured, and enslaved craftsmen built the church, creating one of the most visually stunning buildings in America and the most finely crafted Anglican parish church in all of colonial Virginia."

 This photo of Christ Church was taken by Justin Smith, our CTS Arborist, from our crane.

This photo of Christ Church was taken by Justin Smith, our CTS Arborist, from our crane.

Chesapeake Tree Services was called in to treat an old Oak Tree on the Christ Church property. The tree had become diseased with Hypoxylon Canker which is an airborne disease that is common in shade trees like oaks.

Sadly, this old oak could not be saved. The inner part of the tree was hollow and rotten and too far gone to save so our team safely removed the tree.

We encourage visitors and locals alike to stop in and visit Historic Christ Church & Museum. There is so much history to be learned about this beautiful area the we call home.

 

Drew Ransone