LIMITED EDITION: Colonial Williamsburg Compton Oak Tree Gold Leaf Ornament
Made from authentic leaves from the famous Compton Oak Tree in the historic area of Colonial Williamsburg, this limited edition Colonial Williamsburg Compton Oak Tree Gold Leaf Ornament is a one-of-a-kind keepsake to treasure for years to come. The leaves are ethically harvested by Colonial Williamsburg's nursery team during the tree's annual clipping each summer, bringing no harm to the tree. Each leaf is dried and dipped into a solution to remove the tissue, leaving only the vein structure encased in copper. Artisans then carefully plate the ornament in 24 karat gold.
- Collectible Colonial Williamsburg ornament made from real leaves
- Ethically harvested from Colonial Williamsburg's famous Compton Oak Tree
- Numbered and dated limited edition
- 24 karat gold plated copper
- Includes an authenticity tag
- Available in Small (approximately 2.5-3.5"L) or Large (approximately 3.5-4.5"L) sizes
- Every ornament is unique - the ornament you receive will be slightly different from the pictures
- Made in the USA by artisans in Golden, Colorado
- A Colonial Williamsburg exclusive
Due to the limited supply of these ornaments, we are restricting sales to one ornament per customer to give as many guests a chance to purchase the ornament. We will have another batch of ornaments available for sale next year.
The iconic Compton Oak Tree is a natural hybrid between the live oak (Quercus virginiana) and overcup oak (Quercus lyrata). The specimen at Colonial Williamsburg is a state champion big tree, measuring over 70 feet tall and 97 feet wide, with a trunk circumference of 14 feet, thought to be the largest of its kind in the country. According to local legend, C. Justus Brouwers, the first landscape superintendent for The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, transplanted the young tree to Williamsburg around Colonial Williamsburg's Restoration, probably sometime between 1932 and 1936.
Read more about the Compton Oak Tree in the article, A Tall Treasure from Trend and Tradition magazine.