Airlie Gardens, Wilmington, NC

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Airlie Gardens, Wilmington, NC

Post by bbeduhn » Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:40 pm

I arrived at airlie Gardens and requested permission to measure their giant live oak. I was soon greeted by their Environmental Education manager, Matt Collogan. He was very entusiastic about the tree and the gardens and granted access to the bole of the tree, which is currently roped off.

I read about the dimensions for the Airlie Oak and was intrigued. 128' tall, 257" cbh and a 104' spread...oh, and it's 400-450 years old. Obviously, this numbers were arrived at by the experts. The Forest Service had one of their measurers do the numbers. They did get one dimension right.

cbh 258" or 21'6"
h 70.0'
spread 124.5'
age 200-250?

Camellia Japonica
cbh 2'7" h 13.6' spread ~20'
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Re: Airlie Oak & Camellia, Wilmington

Post by Will Blozan » Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:47 pm

Brian,

Nice oak for sure! Not too surprised on the height but that is one of the worst degrees of error I know of.

Will

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Re: Airlie Gardens, Wilmington

Post by bbeduhn » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:41 am

Some more numbers from Airlie Gardens.

Pinus taeda loblolly pine 91.0' 92.5' 94.9' 97.0'
99.0' 101.0' 101.6' 102.6'
103.1' 103.7' 103.8' 103.8'
107.7' 108.0' 111.1' 111.5'
8'10.5' cbh 89.0'
10'3" cbh 99.0'
11'3" cbh 108.0'

Magnolia Grandiflora S. Mag 70.0' 71.5' 72.2'
74.4' 83.1' 84.7'

Ilex opaca Am. holly 54.9'
10'3" cbh   99'  loblolly
10'3" cbh 99' loblolly
8'10.5" cbh  89.0'  loblolly
8'10.5" cbh 89.0' loblolly
11'3" cbh 108.0'  loblolly
11'3" cbh 108.0' loblolly
108.0' loblolly crown
108.0' loblolly crown
loblolly with osprey nest
loblolly with osprey nest
young baldcypress grove
young baldcypress grove
aluminus titanium with steelus audobon
aluminus titanium with steelus audobon
glass bottle house
glass bottle house
glass bottle house with Rachel
glass bottle house with Rachel
glass interior
glass interior

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