Noxubee NWR Nov 2015 Part IV Green Tree 1

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Larry Tucei
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Noxubee NWR Nov 2015 Part IV Green Tree 1

Post by Larry Tucei » Thu Dec 03, 2015 8:37 pm

NTS- On my next entry from my two trips in November 2015 to NNWR I broke my State height record for an Oak thanks again to Lidar. First, Green Tree 1 is a manmade Levee running from north to south with a hook to the west and is approx. 1 mile in length. The Levee was created in the 1970's for Duck Habitat and one of 3 on the Refuge. The Noxubee River is just north of the Levee and Oktoc Creek is to the south. The Oaks and Pines throughout this area and the 42,000 acres of the Refuge are starting to reach record height and circumference size. In the mid 1990's a F3 Tornado 1/4 mile wide and approx. 2 miles long hit the area along the Noxubee River just north of the levee. The Trail of Big Trees was just on the fringe of the Tornados path and it brought down the National Champion Shumard Oak that once grew here and many thousands of other Oaks. The area is recovering nicely and the new growth is already 25-30' tall. The record Oak grows approx. 1 mile east of the Levee Gate at a Horseshoe on the Noxubee River. There are several tall Oaks growing here and are dominated by mostly Cherrybark Red Oak so I measured a few till I spied the tallest. The first one 135' the second 135.5' and the third and my new height record an impressive 148.5' with a CBH of 10' 3".
Cherry Bark Oak
Cherry Bark Oak
Cherrybark Oak 2.jpg
Cherrybark Oak 3.jpg
This is my tallest Documented Oak in the State and the third tallest tree in the State I believe. A Tulip measured in Vicksburg to 150.5 by Jess Riddle is #1 followed by a Loblolly Pine at 150 and then this Oak at 148.5'.
Shumard <br />Shumard Red Oak
Shumard
Shumard Red Oak
Shumard Red Oak 2.jpg
I also measured a Shumard Red Oak at Duck Blind # 13 to 120' with a CBH of 8' 5" earlier that day and found a large Swamp Chestnut Oak at Duck Blind #20 to 120' with a CBH of 13' 9" my largest Cir of the species.
Swamp Chestnut Oak
Swamp Chestnut Oak
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Re: Noxubee NWR Nov 2015 Part IV Green Tree 1

Post by Lucas » Thu Dec 10, 2015 12:10 pm

Love those southern oaks.
We travel the Milky way together, trees and men. - John Muir

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Re: Noxubee NWR Nov 2015 Part IV Green Tree 1

Post by Bart Bouricius » Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:28 pm

Larry, thanks for another great post of impressive oaks.

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