Gautier Ms. Old Place Plantation Oak

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Larry Tucei
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Gautier Ms. Old Place Plantation Oak

Post by Larry Tucei » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:42 pm

NTS, The 1st annual antique fair was held at the Old Place in Gautier on Sunday March 11. The Old Place Plantation was the home of Fernando Upton Gautier who in 1867 had a thriving lumber business here. The Plantation is located on a ridge 12-15’ above the West Pascagoula River approx. 800’ in length. It is the only remaining Plantation in the city. The home was built in French style from that period with a wraparound porch on three sides. The 21 acre property has approx. 100 Live Oaks in the 100-150 year old range with two trees approaching 200. One of the two had major limb damage and was but a shadow of its former self. The damaged tree had a large trunk of 20’ CBH but limbs sheared off at 15’ above ground level. I measured the other large tree and named it the Gautier Plantation Oak. The tree grows on the northeastern corner of the property about 100’ from the river. Its measurements were CBH-20’ 10”, Height-57’ and Spread- 110’ x 105’. A smaller Live Oak on the listing but still a big tree. Lets look at the tree and the house with a nice Azalea added to. There was also a cypress bench placed between two Live Oak trunks on a clump of 4 and the trees had grown over it time. Larry
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Re: Gautier Ms. Old Place Plantation Oak

Post by edfrank » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:28 pm

Very nice Larry. We are still in the midst of our non-winter, but the trees have yet to bud out, let alone time for the Azaleas to bloom.
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Re: Gautier Ms. Old Place Plantation Oak

Post by Larry Tucei » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:59 am

Ed, Thanks. We have had a mild winter and early spring. Every tree in my region leafed out a couple of weeks ago except Pecan, Hickories and Cypress. Flowers are everywhere and have been out since late Feb. Late

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Re: Gautier Ms. Old Place Plantation Oak

Post by dbhguru » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:48 am

Larry,

That's two more over 20 CBH. What's the total count now? Gorgeous azaleas.

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Re: Gautier Ms. Old Place Plantation Oak

Post by pdbrandt » Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:12 pm

Larry,

That is a great oak. Thanks for the pictures.

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Re: Gautier Ms. Old Place Plantation Oak

Post by Larry Tucei » Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:50 pm

Bob, 201. I know of a few more in Ms. that I haven't measured yet in the 20'+ CBH range and many more from Louisiana coming in the future. Someday I will reach 300. Patrick, Your welcome it's my pleasure. I hope to measure some whoppers later this spring-25'+ CBH. Larry

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Re: Gautier Ms. Old Place Plantation Oak

Post by ElijahW » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:45 am

Larry,

I drove through east Texas and western Louisiana a couple of days ago, and the cypresses mostly had leafed out west of the Sabine River, but not east of it. Nice job on another live oak. Congrats.

Elijah
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Re: Gautier Ms. Old Place Plantation Oak

Post by eliahd24 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:21 pm

I like that bench between the trunks- way cool! Good job as always Larry.

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