Possible 12’ x 150’ Quercus Rubra

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George Fieo
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Possible 12’ x 150’ Quercus Rubra

Post by George Fieo » Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:46 pm

Hi All,

Last October I came across a beast of a red oak. It’s not a height/girth record but a true forest monarch. It may be the only one known of its kind if it makes the 12’ x 150’ club this year or next. Are there any others in this class? It was measured on 10/20 /2020 with leaves on at 11.8’ x 155.6’.


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Re: Possible 12’ x 150’ Quercus Rubra

Post by bbeduhn » Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:34 am


It's excellent to hear from you again. That is a true beast! I know of just a few that would be in the 12' x 150' class. The Welch Branch Red Oak, GSMNP, was measured in 2011 by Josh and Will at 14.9' cbh and 156.3' tall. The Mouse Creek Red Oak was measured by Will in 2010, at 11' cbh 153.3' tall. I measured it in 2016 at 155.7' but did not get a girth. A remeasure is a goal this winter. It may be 12' x 160'. The East Horse Cove Red Oak in Davidson, Pisgah NF, hit 157' but was measured last year at 155.6'. I couldn't find a girth record. I did measure girth and would guess it was right at 12' cbh. Elijah found a 157.4' in Virginia, but it was just 8' cbh. A cohort was 11'10" cbh x 148.1', very close. Jess had one at Tamassee Knob that was 11.4' cbh x 148.3'.

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Re: Possible 12’ x 150’ Quercus Rubra

Post by BeeEnvironment2020 » Wed Sep 22, 2021 3:04 pm

Yeah, very impressive, George! I have never seen a bigger forest grown Quercus rubra than the one you mentioned!

Do you know where the tree was located at?


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