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Black Oak

PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:49 pm
by Larry Tucei
Randy, Matt- You guys ever measured this Black Oak? Located at Katewood-Bratenahl, OH
Digging through some old links I had and stumbled on this one. ... ckoak.html  Larry

Re: Black Oak

PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 4:57 pm
by Will Blozan
Holy crap that tree needs to be visited!!!!!!!!!!

Re: Black Oak

PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 5:27 pm
by Matt Markworth


I haven't done much measuring in that part of the state, but maybe Steve or Jason can swing by there!


Re: Black Oak

PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:10 pm
by bbeduhn
I remember the storm that devastated Bratenahl in '92.  Large trees were down on many properties.  I'm surprised that tree made it relatively unscathed.  It must be back a bit from the road.  Many of those properties are very large so visitation will likely require permission.  There are plenty of fat oaks in there (likely pin and red with some white and swamp) but that was back before my measuring days

Re: Black Oak

PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:00 pm
by DwainSchroeder
I was interested in the status of this tree and I talked to someone today who helps manage the estate on which the black oak grew.  He said that the tree basically succumbed to old age, and had to be taken down a while back.  The tree probably grew beyond it's normal life span due to the extensive cabling and other bracing that was done to protect it from structural damage.

Dwain Schroeder

Re: Black Oak

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:40 am
by Larry Tucei
Dwain- Thanks for the update-  well we all have a lifespan!  Larry