Colonial Williamsburg Black Walnut and Cottonwood

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Larry Tucei
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Colonial Williamsburg Black Walnut and Cottonwood

Post by Larry Tucei » Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:15 am

After measuring the great Compton Oak Charles left but directed me to a large Cottonwood in a Field in Colonial Williamsburg. But first I saw a huge Black Walnut in the middle of the Field that turns out was a former Virginia State Champion. I was like Wow! I'd been seeing many Walnut throughout my visit in Virginia but this one was the largest by far.
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It measured Height-85', Crown Spread-126.5' x 120' and CBH- 18' 7.5". Next me and my friend Donald walked over to the large Cottonwood east of the Walnut on the edge of the Field by the Fence. It was a whopper of a tree and also a former State Champion.
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Measurements were Height-101.5', Crown Spread-92' x 85' and CBH-22' 4.5". The largest tree I had seen on my entire trip. John Harvey mentioned to me that the Walnut was a former champ and he had measured it previously and the Cottonwood as well.

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Re: Colonial Williamsburg Black Walnut and Cottonwood

Post by Don » Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:03 pm

Of course, you know me, I am seeing that cottonwood as a twin...just saying!
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Re: Colonial Williamsburg Black Walnut and Cottonwood

Post by Larry Tucei » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:52 pm

In the photo it looks like it but up close I believe it to be one trunk split at around 7-8'. Larry

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Re: Colonial Williamsburg Black Walnut and Cottonwood

Post by John Harvey » Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:17 am

It is good to see both trees still standing. The walnut has put almost a foot on the cbh since I was there. This is a shot of the cottonwood from the other side. I believe it has also grown a bit as well but ten years ago when I was there I don't remember wrapping it for some reason.
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Re: Colonial Williamsburg Black Walnut and Cottonwood

Post by Rand » Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:40 am

When I was there in the mid to late 80's I remember there being a few very large elms still around. Any of them still standing?

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Re: Colonial Williamsburg Black Walnut and Cottonwood

Post by Larry Tucei » Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:27 pm

John- Cool to know the growth rate on the Walnut that's fast. Randy did not really pay attention I was focused on the two trees. I did not have much time so I rushed to get the measurements. Larry

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Re: Colonial Williamsburg Black Walnut and Cottonwood

Post by Will Blozan » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:19 pm

Like Don, I see two stems.
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