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Oak Ridge Cemetery

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:48 pm
by jamesrobertsmith
One of my Facebook friends posted this photo from the Oak Ridge Cemetery where Abraham Lincoln is buried.


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Are any of you familiar with this tree? What species? Are there any other big trees at the cemetery?

Re: Oak Ridge Cemetery

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:09 pm
by ElijahW
James,

I haven't seen the tree, but it sure looks like a cottonwood (populus deltoides). Cool tree.

Elijah

Re: Oak Ridge Cemetery

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:52 am
by James Parton
It's huge! Maybe 8ft dbh.

Re: Oak Ridge Cemetery

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:10 am
by bbeduhn
That's almost certainly a cottonwood, especially being in Illinois. Ask your friend how far up the trunk goes before branching. That is a true beast of a tree!

Re: Oak Ridge Cemetery

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:18 pm
by jamesrobertsmith
I've asked her about how far before the trunk branches. Waiting for a response.

Re: Oak Ridge Cemetery

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:33 pm
by Larry Tucei
JRS, NIce Eastern Cottonwood! I sure would like to see a photo of the crown of that whopper! Larry

Re: Oak Ridge Cemetery

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:36 pm
by jamesrobertsmith
Still trying to find out if she has more photos or can inform on trunk differentiation.