20+ CBH Oaks in Southern New Jersey

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#1)  20+ CBH Oaks in Southern New Jersey

Postby John Harvey » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:06 am

Here a few of the 20+ CBH Oaks Ive visited and some Ive discoverd in South Jersey.
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Clement Oak 20ft1in CBH
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The Keeler Oak 22ft6in CBH
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Salem Oak 22ft5in CBH
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White Oak/second oldest NJ 20Ft6in CBH
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White Oak 21ft CBH
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#2)  Re: 20+ CBH Oaks in Southern New Jersey

Postby dbhguru » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:19 am

Johnny,

   Wow! Super images. It is apparent that southern New Jersey needs a lot more attention. My time spent in New Jersey has been all too little. There are locations for tall tuliptrees that are calling to be recognized. I have one tree at 150 feet in Morristown National Historical Park. I'm one hundred percent sure there are taller ones in the Garden State.

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#3)  Re: 20+ CBH Oaks in Southern New Jersey

Postby Larry Tucei » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:43 am

Johnny-  Awesome trees proving there are many Oaks over 20' CBH in New England and I imagine there once were hundreds or perhaps thousands!   Larry
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#4)  Re: 20+ CBH Oaks in Southern New Jersey

Postby John Harvey » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:24 pm

Bob: There certainly are many large trees in New Jersey. In total for all types Ive paid visit to, over 25 trees (mostly Sycamore, Oaks, Tulip Poplar) with a CBH over 20ft. I know of a few more that I havent visited yet that are over 20' as well. There are about 15 more that Ive seen that are in the 19'+CBH. I have a list that needs some updating and verifying of heights. Im sure that quite a few Tulip Poplars in South Jersey are over 150' high. Id bet on it. Just have to get that range finder....
Larry: Yes Im sure there were hundreds or thousands at one time. Im convinced there are quite a few undocumented 20+CBH oaks out there right now. A couple of the trees above I just stumbled upon, not to mention many other oaks over 17'. Recently there were several 15'-17' CBH white oaks along a road in Sommerville NJ that were all cut down because they were afraid they would fall into the street. Its ashame but other than a couple historical examples, I would say almost every big tree in NJ is still in danger of being lost to the chainsaw.
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#5)  Re: 20+ CBH Oaks in Southern New Jersey

Postby pdbrandt » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:57 pm

Those are some beautiful oaks, John.  Thanks for sharing the pictures.
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#6)  Re: 20+ CBH Oaks in Southern New Jersey

Postby John Harvey » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:37 pm

One more of my favorites. Giant Black Oak in historic Haddonfield NJ. No tripod or cameraman available, just self timer on my cellphone, proped up against a rock.
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#7)  Re: 20+ CBH Oaks in Southern New Jersey

Postby Barry Caselli » Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:01 pm

John,
Those are some great pictures of some great trees. I have photographed the Salem Oak 3 or 4 times, and the Keeler Oak at least once.
In Estell Manor there was a White Oak named Parker's Oak. I don't know if I ever knew how big it was, but it died a few years ago, unfortunately.
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#8)  Re: 20+ CBH Oaks in Southern New Jersey

Postby John Harvey » Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:43 am

Barry,
Thank you. I wasn't aware of the oak in Estell Manor. There is a 20+ CBH oak in Collingswood on rt 30 that I have pictured above that I didn't know about until about  year ago and there was virtually no information online. It sits right in front of the Scottish Theater there. In my opinion, the 5 greatest oaks now in New Jersey are, The Salem Oak, The Keller Oak, The Basking Ridge Oak, The Clement Oak, and the one in Collingswood. All white oaks. To add a sixth I would say the state champ white oak as well, not much history to it but the largest by points.
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#9)  Re: 20+ CBH Oaks in Southern New Jersey

Postby John Harvey » Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:15 pm

Just an addition to an old post. Not a 20ft CBH oak but 18ft2in CBH. Worth the visit. 90ft high, 80ft spread. Vineland.
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#10)  Re: 20+ CBH Oaks in Southern New Jersey

Postby John Harvey » Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:17 pm

Here is the latest admission to the list. New Jerseys Champion White Oak. Its an impressive tree, maybe the most impressive White Oak I've seen and that's saying something. Its definitely showing signs of age and deterioration. From the photos I've seen from 15 years ago its lost a couple larger limbs.

The measurements I took yesterday are as follows:     24'5" x 100' x 90'
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