The Riviere Girout Oak, Ocean Springs, MS

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Larry Tucei
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The Riviere Girout Oak, Ocean Springs, MS

Post by Larry Tucei » Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:46 am

Ents, Saturday I went to Ocean Springs to meaure the big Live Oak that I saw a couple of weeks ago. I knew it was large when I drove by it. Growing at 1112 West Cherokee Glen in Ocean Springs, Ms. The property owner Mrs. Riviere was kind enough to let me measure and photograph her majestic tree. A multi-trunked specimen around 200+ years with limbs spreading out to 60-70', growing into the ground and back out. CBH-27' 4", Height-49.5' and Spread-132' x 123'. Making the Riviere Girout Oak #24 on the Live Oak Project Listing now at 147 trees. Some photos of this awesome Oak! Larry
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The Riviere Girout Oak CBH-27'4" Height-49.5' and Spread-132' x 123'
The Riviere Girout Oak CBH-27'4" Height-49.5' and Spread-132' x 123'
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Re: The Riviere Girout Oak

Post by James Parton » Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:33 am

Larry,

My, Lord. It's huge! Beautiful. I gotta get into the lowlands sometime. Those oaks are awesome!

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Re: The Riviere Girout Oak

Post by Larry Tucei » Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:22 pm

James, They are all beautiful! Larry

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Re: The Riviere Girout Oak

Post by dbhguru » Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:27 pm

Larry,

You continue to amaze us with your finds. That tree is really impressive. Love it.

With a count of 147 trees in the 20-ft girth club, you have completely rewritten the book on the number of whopper live oaks. You also are reinforcing the lesson on why we develop big/tall tree lists. A single huge tree here or there does not prove much - if anything. Lots of measurements of the biggest do document what a species can achieve, where it achieves its greatest development, and maybe with what probability.

Keep trucking.

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