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The Eagan Live Oak, MS

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:50 am
by Larry Tucei
ENTS, I measured another Live Oak in Ocean Springs, Ms., at 314 Jackson Ave., property that borders Front Beach Dr. Biloxi Bay empties into the Gulf along this beach on the Southeast corner of the Bay. The Eagan Oak measured CBH-21', Height-75' and Spread-120' x 108' making it number 125 on the listing now at 148 trees. An average sized Live Oak but still big. The tree is at 23' above sea level and had 5' of saltwater smashing against its trunk during Hurricane Katrina. The Home beside the tree was built in 1865 by Mr. Eagan the Postmaster. Katrina blowed right through the house and its since been rebuilt. The single trunked tree has a main limb splitting at 6' above ground and the homeowner is having someone cable the tree to salvage the huge limb. At 75' high it is amoung the tallest Live Oaks on the coast. Some photos of the Oak. Larry

Re: The Eagan Live Oak

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:16 am
by James Parton
Larry,

WoW, it is taller than most of the Live Oaks I have seen you measure. Also, while now a single-trunked tree it shows possible evidence of fusion, possibly starting out as a multitrunk tree long ago.

JP