Chinkapins around Nashville

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#1)  Chinkapins around Nashville

Postby mdavie » Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:08 pm

I went to visit a friend in Nashville last week. I really couldn't get away with measuring any trees, but I did take a few photos. The first two are Chinkapin oaks mentioned on the Nashville "Big Old Tree Contest"
               
                       
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I've been familiar with the second one since I was a kid, really; it's near the road heading to Cheekwood Botanical Gardens, and I grew up near there. We went for a hike in Percy Warner Park as well, and I hit a section I had not been to in a long, long time. I don't think the heights around there will blow anyone away, but I'm going to try and hit it this winter for a Rucker, and try and visit some other nice tree spots I know of around Nashville.

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#2)  Re: Chinkapins around Nashville

Postby edfrank » Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:15 pm

Michael,

Nice photos.  it would be interesting to get another urban Rucker Index to compete with the ones Eli has generated in Atlanta and the one Bob is compiling (or is going to compile) from Massachusetts.  Scott Wade and George Fieo have some nice numbers from the Philadelphia area, but haven't compiled anything yet.

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#3)  Re: Chinkapins around Nashville

Postby Larry Tucei » Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:53 pm

Michael,   Wow those Chinkapins are Huuuge!  Larry
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#4)  Re: Chinkapins around Nashville

Postby AaronMcGarity » Mon Dec 01, 2014 1:44 am

is that first photo taken near franklin road in oak hill? if so, i used to drive by it all the time and try not to crash while looking at it!
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#5)  Re: Chinkapins around Nashville

Postby Lucas » Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:16 pm

Those are great looking Chinkapin oaks!

Never saw one but a neat tree. One of broadest most diverse ranges on any oak.
We travel the Milky way together, trees and men. - John Muir
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