The Chain Oak

Moderators: edfrank, dbhguru

Post Reply
User avatar
Larry Tucei
Posts: 2014
Joined: Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:44 am

The Chain Oak

Post by Larry Tucei » Sun Jul 04, 2010 4:38 pm

ENTS, On Saturday July 3 2010 I traveled to Mt. Olive, Ms., in search of a large Live Oak that two Co-workers passed on a lake outing. The Chain Oak grows adjacent to an old homestead at 409 Chain-Warren Rd., measurements of CBH-22', Height-51.5' and Spread-139.5' x 131.5'. The Oak is very healthy and a majestic tree between 150-200 years old. The Chain Oak is the most northern Live Oak I have measured in the state of Ms., growing 115 miles inland from the Ms. Coast. Some photos of this beautiful Live Oak. Mr. Ross Chain in the photo.

Larry
Attachments
The Chain Oak 2.jpg
The Chain Oak.jpg

User avatar
Will Blozan
Posts: 1153
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:13 pm

Re: The Chain Oak

Post by Will Blozan » Sun Jul 04, 2010 4:43 pm

Larry,

Sweet tree even as a "double trunker". What is that yellow strap? I hope it is not a pathetic attempt to keep it from splitting!

Will

User avatar
Larry Tucei
Posts: 2014
Joined: Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:44 am

Re: The Chain Oak

Post by Larry Tucei » Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:19 am

Will, It is a 1/4 steel cable inside a garden hose. It looks like its been on the tree for several years. Larry

User avatar
James Parton
Posts: 1576
Joined: Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:47 pm

Re: The Chain Oak

Post by James Parton » Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:40 am

Larry,

I looked for decent sized Live Oak around Panama City before my return to WNC on Friday. If my memory is right the biggest I found was a 18' 7" cbh tree located in Bristol Florida. Nice, but not quite big enough to make your Live Oak Project list. In the upcoming days I will work on trip reports for Panama City, St. Andrews State Park and Apalachicola National Forest. Those Longleaf Pine Savannas are awesome!

That Chain Oak is awesome!

James
James E Parton
Ovate Course Graduate - Druid Student
Bardic Mentor
New Order of Druids

http://www.druidcircle.org/nod/index.ph ... Itemid=145

User avatar
Larry Tucei
Posts: 2014
Joined: Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:44 am

Re: The Chain Oak

Post by Larry Tucei » Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:46 am

James, Can you imagine what 20 million acres of virgin LL Forest looked like from Virginia to Texas in the 1800's! Larry

User avatar
James Parton
Posts: 1576
Joined: Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:47 pm

Re: The Chain Oak

Post by James Parton » Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:52 am

Larry,

It is a wonderful thought. One I can only imagine.

James
James E Parton
Ovate Course Graduate - Druid Student
Bardic Mentor
New Order of Druids

http://www.druidcircle.org/nod/index.ph ... Itemid=145

Post Reply

Return to “Mississippi”