Measuring the 8 greatest White Oaks of New Jersey

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#21)  Re: Measuring the 8 greatest White Oaks of New Jersey

Postby Erik Danielsen » Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:55 pm

I visited the Warren Kinney Oak on July 25, 2017. This is the first tree I've had the pleasure of nearly running out of tape on while wrapping the circumference! The tree has gained a bit of girth in the intervening three years (as an oak with a big, healthy crown of photosynthesizing leaves ought to) but seems to have lost a touch of height and spread. It's possible a minor reduction was done, which would not necessarily be a bad thing- a lot of the large oaks in this region really struggled with last summer's drought, and many have dead tops showing in their crowns this year. The Warren Kinney seems relatively unscathed.

Warren Kinney Oak 7/25/17: 25.42'cbh x 77.5' height x 116.5' average crown spread    411.6 AF Points    Very Good Condition
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It's a bit tough to say for sure whether this form arose entirely from coppicing of a single stem or whether this tree may have originated as a double.
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#22)  Re: Measuring the 8 greatest White Oaks of New Jersey

Postby Larry Tucei » Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:34 am

Erik-  You have to love those older White Oaks they have so much character and personality!  Nice tree!!!   Larry
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