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Live Oak Tree in my yard, MS

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:08 pm
by Larry Tucei
ENTS, I climbed a young Live Oak in my yard (45-50 Years) yesterday to get the the perspective of my backyard from the trees view. The first photo shows the crown split typical with Live Oak at 12'. The second photo is my backyard from 24' up the tree. The tree in the left is a Darlington Oak 63' High. Larry

Re: Live Oak Tree in my yard

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:05 pm
by James Parton
Larry,

What are the measurements of your Live Oak?

James

Re: Live Oak Tree in my yard

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:41 pm
by Larry Tucei
James, The Live Oak in my yard measures CBH-9'5", Height-54' and Spread-63' x 84'. A fast growing tree indeed! Larry

Re: Live Oak Tree in my yard

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:18 pm
by Steve Galehouse
Larry-

What do you think are the chances of being able to grow either live or Darlington oak up here in the Cleveland area?--I have southern magnolia, winter jasmine, and common fig in my yard, and I know of a specimen of longleaf pine in the area. Is live oak or Darlington oak as hardy as southern magnolia?

Steve

Re: Live Oak Tree in my yard

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:28 pm
by Larry Tucei
Steve, Possibly, I'm not really sure. 10 degrees is the minimum for those Oaks. I've dug up trees from the north and planted them here. After a few years the heat and humidity takes its toll on them. I once brought a Blue Spruce from Colorado and kept it for 3 years. I also had some Balsom Fir and Spruce from Wisconsin that lasted about the same time frame. It would interesting to see if a Darlington, Live Oak would adapt to your climate. That would be way cool. I have 3 White Pine that I dug up in Wisconsin in Nov., so far there doing okay. But when our heat and humidity cranks up northern trees seem to fail. Will a little TLC maybe I can get one to adapt to South Ms. Larry