7/19/2012 pictures of the Granby oak, CT

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sam goodwin
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7/19/2012 pictures of the Granby oak, CT

Post by sam goodwin » Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:11 am

On my first attempt to take pictures we ran into a intense thunderstorm with one lightning bolt hitting the road about 200 feet in front of us. We took a left and headed away. We went back the next day to take the pictures and make sure the oak wasn't struck. After last years snow storm I don't know if the tree could take it. Sam
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Re: 7/19/2012 pictures of the Granby oak, CT

Post by Will Blozan » Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:26 pm

Sam,

Thanks for posting these. What a shame and just a relic of it's former presence. The recent pruning would have been a great time to get some age estimates from the limbs. Do you know what happened to the wood?

Will

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Re: 7/19/2012 pictures of the Granby oak, CT

Post by sam goodwin » Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:12 am

Will, the salvageable wood is being stored and they are looking for suggestions on doing something with it. One suggestion is commemorative disks. A second suggestion is to turn it over to local artists and see what they come up with. Sam

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Re: 7/19/2012 pictures of the Granby oak, CT

Post by Chris » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:21 pm

Is it a white oak? Very unusual growth pattern with the lower branches resting on the ground. I expect that type of thing from Larry and his live oaks, not New England!

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