Approximate Age of Bur Oak?

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Matt Markworth
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Approximate Age of Bur Oak?

Post by Matt Markworth » Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:59 pm


A concerned citizen is trying to educate others about this bur oak in an effort to protect it. It's 15'8" x 75' and resides in Central Ohio. She asked about an approximate age and I'm curious what others may say as a guesstimate.
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Re: Approximate Age of Bur Oak?

Post by Lucas » Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:02 pm

100-150 years.??

Open grown trees can bulk up fast.
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Re: Approximate Age of Bur Oak?

Post by Rand » Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:57 pm

I had a neighbor growing up in NW Ohio who cut all his field trees (#$%&&*). They were in the ~12' cbh range and were 100-135 years old. I would guess that 150 is conservative - unless it is sitting in swail or some other feature that would hold/channel water.

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