Louisiana Live Oaks

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Larry Tucei
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Louisiana Live Oaks

Post by Larry Tucei » Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:22 am

NTS- Went to Mandeville and Slidell Louisiana this past weekend and measured a few nice Live Oaks. The first in Mandeville is a multi-trunk tree growing in the middle of Jefferson St.
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They built the road around the tree. CBH- 20' 10", Height- 66', Crown Spread-107' x 88'. Mandeville is loaded with Live Oaks and these are just a couple of the larger ones there are many more on private property. The next tree I measured was on the Lakefront (Lake Ponchartrain), south of Lakeshore Dr., where a walking track is located.
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This was the largest Live Oak there and a really beautiful tree almost perfect symmetry. CBH- 19' 7", Height-61', and Crown Spread-112' x 110'.
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The tree formed a giant umbrella and made for nice shaded area underneath.
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View looking east down the Lakefront. The last tree I measured was at Oak Manor Apartments in Slidell. A close friend of mine who lives in Slidell had been looking at this tree for some time and he brought me to it after we had lunch. This was a unusual tree with really rough bark I've seen it on other trees but not many.
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The measurements were CBH- 20' 10", Height- 61.5' and Crown Spread- 107.5' x 90'. Added these 3 trees to the Live Oak listing now at 263 and growing approaching 300 trees of 19' Circumference or greater my goal!!
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Re: Louisiana Live Oaks

Post by Lucas » Tue Aug 02, 2016 1:33 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2-MCPa_3rU

I noticed the live oaks in this, and other scenes, last night. Impressive location.
We travel the Milky way together, trees and men. - John Muir

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