TOPIC: Live Oak Project
== 1 of 3 ==
Date: Tues, Dec 4 2007 9:17 am
ENTS, Hello All. Yesterday in Ocean Springs, Ms., I measured 4 20'+
Live Oaks. I've known about 3 of them. While measuring one of the 3
woman approached me and asked if I would like to measure her tree
also. I said sure! I wouldn't have seen this tree if she hadn't told
me, it was behind her house. I've been down this round a hundred
before and never saw that tree. Anyway the 4 trees are,
1.The Nora Hasty Oak, CBH-24',Spread-157.5' and Height-63'. This
is one I would
not have seen!
2.The Dewey Ave.Oak 2, CBH-23'1", Spread-130' and
3.Porter St. Oak, CBH-22'11", Spread-133.5' and
4.The Dewey Ave Oak 1, CBH-20'6", Spread-150' and
Dewey Avenue Oak 2, CBH 23' 1"
Dewey Avenue Oak 1, CBH 20' 6"
|Dewey Avenue Oaks, Ocean Springs, MS
All of these tree are in excellent health, all around
200-250 years old, and all grow within a mile from each other. The
owner of the Dewey Oaks told me a story of Tornado touching down and
removing the lower ground limbs. An elderly woman, Mrs. Seymour said
when she was a little girl she climbed the limbs, which ran at
level. The twister took the lower limbs, but not the upper, this
happened around 1910. I didn't even know of this weather event,
interesting. I'll post some photos, Ed, I'll send you some. I now
have 63 trees on the listing, my goal is 100! I post the new
== 2 of 3 ==
Date: Tues, Dec 4 2007 9:24 am
We need an article from you for the Bulletin on your search and
discovery of the 8th wonder of the world - the Live Oaks of the deep
== 3 of 3 ==
Date: Tues, Dec 4 2007 11:04 am
Bob, No problem. I got 63 documented 20' + trees now. Some growth
rates. That 30' + tree in Bay Minette Ala. An updated listing.
I'll email Don
for some suggestions.