Giant Legacy Oaks?

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sam goodwin
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Giant Legacy Oaks?

Post by sam goodwin » Sun May 22, 2011 1:45 am

On June 4th the East Granby Ct. Land Trust will host a guided, informative hike on the Metacomet Trail. They will stop at the "giant legacy oak trees" along the trail. They say one of the trees is 300 years old. Does any members know of these trees? I plan on taking the hike and try and measure them. Sam

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Re: Giant Legacy Oaks?

Post by dbhguru » Sun May 22, 2011 7:50 am

Sam,

I am unaware of the trees. Sounds interesting. I look forward to your report.

Bob
Robert T. Leverett
Co-founder, Native Native Tree Society
Co-founder and President
Friends of Mohawk Trail State Forest
Co-founder, National Cadre

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Re: Giant Legacy Oaks?

Post by sam goodwin » Sun May 22, 2011 4:59 pm

On June 10th I measured an oak a couple miles north on the Metacomet Trail. 14' 7" cbh and 85' high. So there could be more along here. Sam

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Re: Giant Legacy Oaks?

Post by sam goodwin » Sun May 22, 2011 5:00 pm

Sorry that should be May 10th.

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Re: Giant Legacy Oaks?

Post by sam goodwin » Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:31 pm

We went on the hike today with the East Granby Land Trust to see the oaks. The first oak I measured was 12' 6" cbh @ 75'. Second oak was 13' even @ 80'. Third was 14' 2" @ 75'. Most impressive was a dead ash 16' 8" cbh at 65'. The land trust seem to think the oaks are old growth at 300 plus years old. Sam Goodwin

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