Lagarde Live Oak Luling Louisiana

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Larry Tucei
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Lagarde Live Oak Luling Louisiana

Post by Larry Tucei » Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:54 pm

NTS, The Lagarde Oak the 8th tree I measured the 31st of Dec. and is growing right next to River road in Luling Louisiana. It is number 12 on the original 1934 listing of 45 trees and was then named the Luling Oak. In 2002 it was changed to the Lagarde Oak and is now number 2120. The Lagarde is the 3rd Vice President in the Live Oak Society. A much older tree and much larger than any I measured on this latest visit to south Louisiana. The tree is in its twilight years and would have been a fantastic specimen a hundred years ago. Most of the largest limbs have collapsed or been cut off over the years. I would estimate based on my experience documenting Live Oaks tree that the crown spread would have been 130-150’ in its prime and the height at near 70-75’. It would have been a fantastic tree in that period. The tree measured CBH-30’ 2”, Height-60’ and Spread-82.5’ x 64.5’. http://ultoday.com/node/48 Larry
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Re: Lagarde Live Oak Luling Louisiana

Post by RyanLeClair » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:05 pm

Wow, that might the gnarliest one you've found yet! It doesn't have the smooth bole, it's all knotty and contorted.

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Re: Lagarde Live Oak Luling Louisiana

Post by Larry Tucei » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:10 pm

Ryan, Yeah its really old and on the way down. The owner told me its on the original landgrant form 1787. The tree is older than that period somewhere around 300 I'd say. Larry

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Re: Lagarde Live Oak Luling Louisiana

Post by edfrank » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:23 pm

Larry,

If you had a copy of the land grant that mentioned the tree, it would be a really cool piece of historical documentation. The same may be true of some of the other trees you are documenting.

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Re: Lagarde Live Oak Luling Louisiana

Post by Larry Tucei » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:26 pm

Ed, I have to work on that, good idea. Larry

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