Dwarf Chinquapin Oak, Arnold Arboretum, MA Doug Bidlack
July 26, 2009

Barry, ENTS,

a couple weekends ago I went to the Arnold Arboretum with my wife, Ellen.  Naturally I just had to measure their nice dwarf chinquapin oak or dwarf chestnut oak.  It was 21.25' tall as measured with my telescoping pole, 2.41' in girth and it had an average crown spread of 23' (max was 26').  The date on the label was 1884 and it still looks like it has many years ahead of it.

I've attached three photos.  In the last one I am in the shot to show scale.


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