Does there happen to be a 50 meter/164 foot (or above) Oak?

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Does there happen to be a 50 meter/164 foot (or above) Oak?

Post by BeeEnvironment2020 » Sun Nov 21, 2021 8:14 pm

Hey everyone,

Recently, I was thinking about the growth of various oaks around the world, and I wondered that maybe the world-wide maximum for oaks, in the most optimal conditions, is around the 40-45 meter range (up to around 150 feet). Take the instance for the Oak so common in Europe, the Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur). It appears that the height champion is tied between 2 trees in Poland to be 43.60 meters in height, high up in the undisturbed mountain forests with high precipitation. It seems to match our maximum of oaks in the U.S.

So, do any of you think that a 50 meter oak is out there, or can even exist, if none has yet been found?? All thoughts are appreciated on this subject.

My apologies if there has already been a discovery of a 50 meter oak... Just wanted to learn a bit more on this subject.

Russ A.

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Re: Does there happen to be a 50 meter/164 foot (or above) Oak?

Post by bbeduhn » Mon Nov 22, 2021 8:38 am

Russ,

There is a list of the tallest oaks under the World Rucker List. Thus far, just one oak species in Central America has topped 50m, Q. copeyensis. Q. pagoda and Q. rubra may be joining the group soon.

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Re: Does there happen to be a 50 meter/164 foot (or above) Oak?

Post by BeeEnvironment2020 » Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:35 am

Brian,

Thanks for letting me know! That 56 meter oak in central America seems very impressive!

Do you think the Smokies or the Appalachians could contain a 50 meter Red Oak?

Thanks again for the info!
Russ A.

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Re: Does there happen to be a 50 meter/164 foot (or above) Oak?

Post by bbeduhn » Mon Nov 22, 2021 4:35 pm

Yes, I do. There may be two Northern reds at over 50m currently. I intend to check on one of them this year. It was 155.7' in 2014, and it is fairly young. The other was 156.3' in 2011.

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Re: Does there happen to be a 50 meter/164 foot (or above) Oak?

Post by BeeEnvironment2020 » Mon Nov 22, 2021 5:34 pm

Hmm, I see! Are those in the Smokies?

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Re: Does there happen to be a 50 meter/164 foot (or above) Oak?

Post by bbeduhn » Tue Nov 23, 2021 8:45 am

Yes, in Big Creek, where I intend to visit, and Welch Branch.

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Re: Does there happen to be a 50 meter/164 foot (or above) Oak?

Post by BeeEnvironment2020 » Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:58 am

Brian,

Ok, thanks for letting me know. Hopefully that 50 meter mark is broken!

Russ A.

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Re: Does there happen to be a 50 meter/164 foot (or above) Oak?

Post by Lucas » Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:05 pm


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Re: Does there happen to be a 50 meter/164 foot (or above) Oak?

Post by bbeduhn » Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:48 am

Lucas,

Yes, that is the Grandfather Oak, Roble blanco or Quercus copeyensis. I don't know how many were found over 50m but I would assume at least several were over 50m.

Brian

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