Middleton Place, SC

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Middleton Place, SC

Post by bbeduhn » Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:24 am

The Middleton Oak is what drew me to this property, but there's much, much more to see. In the not too distant future it will not be the largest tree on the property. It has two challengers which are significantly younger. One appears to be a double but is adjoined at 6' above grade. I found 6 more 20 footers in addition to the great oak.

Quercus Virginiana Live oak
32'10"
32'10"
22'1.5"
22'1.5"
22'11"
22'11"
20'10"
20'10"
25'6"
25'6"
31'8.5"  double
31'8.5" double
same 31'8.5"  includes 21'7" trunk
same 31'8.5" includes 21'7" trunk
27'5" 105' spread
27'5" 105' spread
same 27'5"
same 27'5"
More to come.

https://www.middletonplace.org/
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Re: Middleton Place

Post by bbeduhn » Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:54 am

160+ year old crape myrtle
160+ year old crape myrtle
live oak
live oak
live oak
live oak
loblolly  9'3" cbh 120.4'
loblolly 9'3" cbh 120.4'
view of the Ashley River
view of the Ashley River
redcedar 9'6" cbh  61.4'
redcedar 9'6" cbh 61.4'
RI 5 = 111.62'
redcedar  9'7" cbh  51.8'   65.25' spread
redcedar 9'7" cbh 51.8' 65.25' spread
American holly Ilex opaca
68.8'
72.6'

Loblolly pine Pinus taeda
120.4'
102.2'
106.6'

Baldcypress Taxodium distichum
101.1'
107.6'
113.8'

Pondcypress Taxodium ascendens
93.9'
101.6'

Pignut hickory Carya glabra
95.6'

Tuliptree Liriodendron tulipfera
106.6'
105.5'
115.5'

Sweetgum Liquidambar styraciflua
106.8'

White oak Quercus alba
86.5'

Am. Beech Fagus grandifolia
78.1'

So. Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora
78.5'
72.2'
75.5'
72.4'

Live oak Quercus virginiana
76.5'
NLT 79.5'

Swamp chestnut oak Quercus Michauxii
72.9'

Spruce pine Pinus glabra
68.5'
73.0'
73.3'
85.5'


Not a true Rucker as I didn't get everywhere:
RI 10= 99.94'
RI 5= 111.62'
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Re: Middleton Place, SC

Post by Larry Tucei » Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:37 am

Brian- I missed that one. I'll add those to the listing. I always wondered why no one had found any more Live Oaks on the property. Those Oaks are all in the 200-250 year old range I'd say. Great Job, but if you go back get the Heights and Crown Spreads thanks. Larry

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Re: Middleton Place, SC

Post by bbeduhn » Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:08 am

Larry,
I did just two spreads at Middleton. I'll go through my records to get the max spreads. I do more spreads these days and will keep it in mind for my next trip. I'll try to get heights and spreads on all of the 19+ footers, if possible. I might make it back there next year. There are still a few more sites in Charleston that may harbor big live oaks. One is not open to the public just yet. Thanks for keeping an up-to-date list!
Brian

PS I agree with your age assessment. They are all considerably younger than the big Middleton Oak.

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