A nice swamp white oak---

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Steve Galehouse
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A nice swamp white oak---

Post by Steve Galehouse » Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:26 pm

Here is a photo of a good sized swamp white oak taken yesterday, 3-10-10; it measures 103.1' in height and 15' 10'' in girth.
Swamp white oak 103.jpg
It's growing near the Rocky River in Cuyahoga County.
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Re: A nice swamp white oak---

Post by sjhalow » Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:42 pm

Very nice tree especially for that species! Is there a good way to identify this species during the winter? The only way I can think of would be by the leaf litter around the tree. Which may not be practical in some situations.

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Post by Steve Galehouse » Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:04 pm

Yes, leaf litter is the best way to ID swamp white oak in the winter---the bark characteristics are distinct from white oak, but resemble bur oak, so remaining leaves are the best way to tell, and fortunately they have enough substance to last from fall into spring.

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Post by DougBidlack » Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:37 pm

I like to look up into the branches of open grown trees to look at their bark. Swamp white oaks generally have that nice, distinctive peeling bark that looks alot like birch bark. If the branches are too high, like in a forest, I like to use binoculars to get a close up view of the bark way up there. Acorns also work well...as the burrs on the acorn caps of bur oaks makes them easy to tell apart from swamp white oaks.
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Re: A nice swamp white oak---

Post by Matt Markworth » Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:43 pm

Steve,

After I get some more measurements, I'm going to post on a Swamp White Oak that isn't too far from me.

CBH is 17'2". Here's a sneak peek . . .
DSCN1586.jpg
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Re: A nice swamp white oak---

Post by Steve Galehouse » Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:50 pm

Matt-

Here is another pic of the swamp white oak:
swamp white oak trunk.jpg
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Re: A nice swamp white oak---

Post by dbhguru » Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:29 am

Steve, Rand, Mark, Landon,

I continue to be impressed with what you all are documenting in Ohio. Very impressive! In past trips, I've crossed Ohio from corner to corner, but one doesn't see big trees from the busily traveled roadways, or even in many of the protected forested natural areas are important for reasons other than big/old trees. We all accept that in historical times, Ohio would have been loaded with big trees because of the rich soils. But I, for one, had thought the big stuff had been completely lost. You all are showing me the err in my thinking.

Bob
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