Small Live Oak Waveland Ms

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Larry Tucei
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Small Live Oak Waveland Ms

Post by Larry Tucei » Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:05 am

NTS- While riding my Bike down the 7 mile Beach Drive in Bay St Louis, Waveland Ms. I spied a small Live Oak on a Hillside.
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The tree is on property for sale so I was able to come back with my Truck and get some measurements. This area had much destruction from Hurrican Katrina and the Homes here was totally destroyed from a 30'+ Tidal Surge. 100 percent of the Homes had some major structural damage and 90 percent are gone. Some of the Homes were over 140 years old spared by Hurricane Camille in 1969 but not Katrina. The Live Oaks remain but mans structures fail and the only Oaks that do come down are usually due to Houses, Boats, Barges, etc knocking them down. The no named Oak measured 20' 1" three foot above ground. I measured the Circumference under the lower limbs which are frequent in Live Oak. The Height was 58' with a Crown Spread of 120' x 105'. Some photos- Larry
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Matt Markworth
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Re: Small Live Oak Waveland Ms

Post by Matt Markworth » Tue Aug 04, 2015 6:22 pm

Larry,

Cool tree.

One of these days I'm gonna have to get down there for a tour of the Mississippi live oaks. Not enough time and not enough vacation days!

Matt

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