The Blountstown Oak.

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James Parton
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The Blountstown Oak.

Post by James Parton » Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:19 pm

Larry,

While going back to Panama City Beach From Apalachicola National Forest I spied this nice oak near a Chevron Station in Blountstown Florida ( Not in nearby Bristol as I had previously stated ). However I " discovered " it during a thunderstorm which prevented me from measuring it completely. Still, though sizeable it is still a bit small for the Live Oak Project list. Still, it is the biggest Live Oak I saw on my visit. Eufaula Alabama I feel has potential though.

The tree was 18' 7" cbh.

James
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Re: The Blountstown Oak.

Post by Larry Tucei » Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:26 am

James, Blountstown is a really cool place. Torreya State Park is about 10 miles north of there. Some of the largest of all Florida trees are located there. I've posted three times about Torreya. http://www.nativetreesociety.org/fieldt ... e_park.htm http://www.nativetreesociety.org/fieldt ... _park2.htm http://www.nativetreesociety.org/fieldt ... _nov07.htm Larry

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Re: The Blountstown Oak.

Post by James Parton » Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:17 am

Larry,

Damn, I wish I would have known of that place when I was there. Reading on it I notice The forest at Torreya looks much different that Apalachicola National Forest. It looks like a forest found up in central to northern georgia or SC. More Loblollies and hardwoods. Less Slash and Longleaf Pines. We may head to St. George Island next year on Vacation. On my next visit I will visit Torreya.

Have you ever visited Pine Log State Forest in Florida. It is about 15 miles north of Panama City Beach. That one is on my list too.

James
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Re: The Blountstown Oak.

Post by Larry Tucei » Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:20 pm

James, I have not visited Pine Log. The winter is a better time for Torreya! Larry

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Re: The Blountstown Oak.

Post by James Parton » Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:10 pm

Yeah, fewer bugs and it's much easier to accurately measure trees.

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