Live Oak Mandeville Louisiana

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Larry Tucei
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Live Oak Mandeville Louisiana

Post by Larry Tucei » Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:37 am

NTS- Measured a nice Live Oak in Mandeville Louisiana after riding 25 miles on their Bike Trail Tammany Trace. I could not get to the tree so I used the TruPulse 360 on Missing Live function to get the Diameter 7.2' or 22' 6". Height was 51.5' and Crown Spread 70' x 90'. The tree was behind some Condo's on the Lakefront. While over there I rode around the city and found several Live Oaks over 20' CBH that I will go back in the Fall and measure.
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Re: Live Oak Mandeville Louisiana

Post by Rand » Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:34 pm

The lean gives it a nice, rather unique character doesn't it?

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Re: Live Oak Mandeville Louisiana

Post by Larry Tucei » Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:30 pm

Randy- Indeed it does. Can't wait to get back over there for the other large Live Oaks.

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Re: Live Oak Mandeville Louisiana

Post by dbhguru » Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:42 pm

Larry,

Your continued discovery, measuring, and documenting of these 20-foot girth live oaks makes me green with envy. What an incredible species. Do you have a sense of just how many there might be out there - 500?

Bob
Robert T. Leverett
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Friends of Mohawk Trail State Forest
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Re: Live Oak Mandeville Louisiana

Post by Larry Tucei » Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:49 am

Bob- Thanks for the compliments. Yes I believe 500 is a real possibility. I should reach 300 soon say in the next few years or so. It is amazing to me that no matter how many times I travel to a place I still find more large trees. So many are hidden behind a building or whatever just waiting to be measured. Larry

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