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Post by Limbs and Sticks » Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:39 pm

26 feet around at the base. One big old tree.

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Post by Grizzly Adam » Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:44 pm

Great specimen!

I love old trees!

Hard to say from just a pic of a trunk that big, but I'll hazard a guess:

Southern Red Oak?

I'd say it's probably 150+ years old, but it depends on so much:

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Give us the goods on this fine tree! :D
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Post by Limbs and Sticks » Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:01 pm

I've been told it's a va.live oak I'am in northern neck va. it sets on the edge of 40acres of woods gets plenty of fertlizer off the field and sunshine in the morn.this is good hunting land here.

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Post by Canabow » Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:08 pm

Ok I will do it first. You don't look over 55 to me.
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Post by lscha » Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:17 pm

Whew! Glad you beat me to that one!!! :)
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Post by VixChix » Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:19 pm

That was just too easy! LOL :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by Sandman » Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:28 pm

Canabow wrote:Ok I will do it first. You don't look over 55 to me.
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Post by Limbs and Sticks » Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:32 pm

It's settled 55 it is :)

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Post by crazyfarmer » Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:59 pm

would make for a nice backdrop for turkey hunting. You could blend right into the bottom where the roots spread 8)

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Post by mikej » Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:02 pm

i would say easily 100+ years

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Post by ecoaster » Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:44 pm

Definitely older than me!
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Post by Cossack » Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:34 pm

would make for a nice backdrop for turkey hunting. You could blend right into the bottom where the roots spread

Ya, but how do you get it to where the turkeys are, farmer?

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Post by pdislow » Sun Apr 05, 2009 2:16 pm

most southern live oaks fork many times in the first few feet of height and their canopy is often much larger in diameter than their height, therefore my guess is a big very old red oak. my $0.02
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Post by pdislow » Sun Apr 05, 2009 2:18 pm

oops and a live oak has green leaves on it year round so that may tell that story or not!
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Post by Houndsman » Sun Apr 05, 2009 2:31 pm

A couple of weeks ago I went to New Orleans for a little vacation.One day we went on a Plantation tour,the name of the Plantation was Oak Alley.The entrance to the home was lined with giant oak trees,similar in trunk diamater to the one pictured.The guide told us that the trees were approximately 300 years old and had a life expectancy of about 600 years.

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