The Methodist Oak

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Larry Tucei
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The Methodist Oak

Post by Larry Tucei » Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:16 pm

ENTS, Sunday the 19th of Sept., I measured another Live Oak in Gulfport, Ms. This fine tree is growing on the Methodist Church property at 219 Courthouse Rd., Gulfport Ms. The tree is a beautiful specimen with a cool twisting pattern on the trunk. Many Live Oaks display this in there growth patterns and we've discussed this in the past. An added plus, I obtained a copy of measurement documentation by an arborist form 1974. I'll get back to that later. The measurements are CBH-20' 1", Height- 51' and Spread- 120' x 118'. Making the listing at # 146, the listing is now at 154 trees! If I did this full time I'm sure the listing would be many more 20' + Live Oaks. I don't measure much in July, Aug, or Sept due to unpleasant heat and humidity. I scout the coastal areas for big trees and when I due find one I'll measure it. Two photos of the Methodist Oak. Larry
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Re: The Methodist Oak

Post by James Parton » Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:04 pm

Larry,

I like the twisted trunk of this great oak. It makes me think of a really giant hawthorn!

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Re: The Methodist Oak

Post by jamesrobertsmith » Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:13 am

Wow! That's a beauty! A lot of old church properties have good trees.

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Re: The Methodist Oak

Post by dbhguru » Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:45 am

Larry,

The abundance of 20-ft girth live oaks is a story in itself. Way to go! You keep racking them up on your spare time. If you could hunt full time or even half of the time, only Treebeard knows how many you'd document.

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Re: The Methodist Oak

Post by mikekowalski » Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:32 am

Beautiful Oak Larry! Looks like its had some trimming done over the years.
Mike

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Larry Tucei
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Re: The Methodist Oak

Post by Larry Tucei » Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:34 am

Mike, Someone did do a good job with the trimming. I think an Arborist did the cutting on this oak. I like to see them naturally grown with limbs spread near or at ground level. Larry

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