big sassafras, black walnuts, and other tree stuff..
06, 2003 11:53 PDT
The national champion sassafras has a very decent single trunk,
fifteen feet clear. Located in Owensboro, Davless Co., Kentucky,
the champion since 1954, perhaps longer than any other eastern
still growing quite rapidly, having increased from 16-0 (1966),
21-1(1986) to 21-10 in 1995. The tree's located near the
identified by a large historical highway marker.
07, 2003 21:18 PDT
have cored sassafras to 180 years in the Smokies. I wouldn't
doubt for a
minute that they can double that without a problem. I have seen
seriously knarly trees in the west end of the Smokies that don't
like sassafras. I have noticed that most of the older trees have
entire leaves. The older trees have always been rotten when I
tried to pull