The platonic ideal of an oak?

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Re: The platonic ideal of a oak?

Post by Lucas » Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:34 pm

DougBidlack wrote:Lucas,

here a some pictures of swamp white oaks just a little ways from Framingham.

This first one is from Concord. This site is where "the shot heard 'round the world" was fired.
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The next two pictures are from Bedford, MA. Not too far downstream from the previous picture along the Concord River floodplain.
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Doug

Thanks


I used to pass areas like that every week along the Sudbury River. I never knew what I was looking at.

I likely saw the Concord trees as I was there.
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Re: The platonic ideal of an oak?

Post by Lucas » Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:33 pm


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Stunning white oak.

Anybody know where it is?
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Re: The platonic ideal of an oak?

Post by Lucas » Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:35 pm


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lexington,_Massachusetts

http://www.lexington300.org/oldest-tree.html

Historic Mullikan Oak Tree, September 2012

Crap! I was there and never saw it.
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Re: The platonic ideal of an oak?

Post by ryandallas » Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:38 am

That is a beautiful oak.

This Nordmann fir, photographed by Kouta, I consider the platonic ideal of all trees:

http://www.monumentaltrees.com/en/photos/35873/

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Re: The platonic ideal of an oak?

Post by Lucas » Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:49 pm


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I ran across the top 2 pix in Ontario’s Old-Growth Forests: a Guidebook

see http://www.ancientforest.org/ontarios-o ... guidebook/

As it says, the top was blasted off in the early 1900's by lightning. I would love to know what it looked like in its prime. It may have been forest grown with that great form and straight trunk. It must have been a gorgeous bur oak with its setting and size. It was a magnet for lightning though. It may have been over 100 feet.


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As it says above, there were many others that were impressive.


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It may have looked a little like this Peterborough Ontario Bur oak.
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Re: The platonic ideal of an oak?

Post by Lucas » Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:34 pm


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https://www.facebook.com/LandmarkTreesO ... =3&theater

The 2 pix on the right.

A great white in Peter’s Woods Provincial Park, ON. Unmeasured as far as I know.
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Re: The platonic ideal of an oak?

Post by dbhguru » Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:00 pm

Lucas

Thanks for the post. That was an incredible oak, the likes of which I've never seen. The response of the landlord was sooo typical of the lack of appreciation or understanding of the early settlers of the natural world and its treasures. Have we progressed since those days, as a species? Well, there are plenty of people around today who appreciate nature and work on its behalf, but overall, I'm not so sure. Too many clueless urbanites, too many dumb-ass rednecks, too many powerful greedy people, too many fundamentalists who think all resources are for the taking, too many traditional economists who believe that there is no alternative to economic growth models despite the finite state of our resources, etc., etc., etc. The future is not bright.

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Re: The platonic ideal of an oak?

Post by Lucas » Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:00 am

Lucas wrote:
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https://www.facebook.com/LandmarkTreesO ... =3&theater

The 2 pix on the right.

A great white in Peter’s Woods Provincial Park, ON. Unmeasured as far as I know.

White Oak
Quercus alba Living 450** Peter’s Woods Counted age of the core was 330 years. Tree was 91 cm DBH, length of core was 30 cm. Rings reported as “very narrow throughout” the core. Martin and Martin 2001, Martin 2006

http://www.ancientforest.org/ontarios-oldest-trees/

I assume the same tree. I am surprised that it is that old.
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Re: The platonic ideal of an oak?

Post by Steve Galehouse » Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:40 pm

For me, this is the epitome of oakishness:
white oak in fog.jpg
every plant is native somewhere

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Re: The platonic ideal of an oak?

Post by Lucas » Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:06 pm


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http://www.monumentaltrees.com/db/44/full/44323.jpg

http://www.monumentaltrees.com/en/photos/44323/+

White oak at the cemetery of the Maple Grove, Bluffton, United States

Never saw an alba like this one before.

A Monster. Medieval. Great tree.
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