Nice Red Oak

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Nice Red Oak

Post by mikekowalski » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:05 pm

ENTS,

I came across these few pics of a nice red oak near Grand Lake on old provincial park grounds. CBH = 374 cm. It lost a branch a few years ago but still seems to be doing fine. Images were taken last fall.
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Re: Nice Red Oak

Post by edfrank » Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:36 pm

Mike,

Very nice red oak. In more nore northern areas the biggest oaks seem to be more commonly white oaks. it is impressive to see a big red ok like this one.

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Re: Nice Red Oak

Post by mikekowalski » Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:10 pm

Ed,

I've seen lots of good size reds, and will try and post as many as I can. Bur is the only native white up here as far as I know - and they certainly seem much rarer. I'd say overall the sizes aren't that dissimilar between the two species.
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Re: Nice Red Oak

Post by edfrank » Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:18 pm

Mike,

I was thinking of Quercus alba in PA and New England. According to the range maps this species does not extend as far north as New Brunswick http://esp.cr.usgs.gov/data/atlas/little/queralba.pdf These include the largest I have seen in PA and luminaries such as the Granby Oak in CT
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Re: Nice Red Oak

Post by mikekowalski » Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:55 pm

Ed,

That's what I figured. I've never seen a white oak but I sure would like to. I wonder if the range will extend into NB due to climate change...
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