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#2946641 - 09/17/12 05:20 PM That's not an oak this is an oak!
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These pics don't do this tree justice! I would love to know how old this tree is and how many pounds of acorns it drops? You think this might be a good spot to hunt? Lol... I've got a few that are this big on the property...it would take at least 3 grown men to wrap hands around this tree. You can use that metal fence post to the right as a reference and its a good 5 foot in front of the tree...





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#2946752 - 09/17/12 06:30 PM Re: That's not an oak this is an oak! [Re: Hollar Hunter]
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That's a big one!
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#2946772 - 09/17/12 06:39 PM Re: That's not an oak this is an oak! [Re: BSK]
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#2947484 - 09/18/12 09:45 AM Re: That's not an oak this is an oak! [Re: BowGirl]
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#2947488 - 09/18/12 09:50 AM Re: That's not an oak this is an oak! [Re: Hollar Hunter]
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#2947504 - 09/18/12 10:00 AM Re: That's not an oak this is an oak! [Re: Beekeeper]
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One of these days, I'll have to take some pictures of my oaks. Truly amazing. Three-feet thick, 100+' tall, and 60+ feet up before the first branch.

Nice veneer value!
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#2947512 - 09/18/12 10:03 AM Re: That's not an oak this is an oak! [Re: BSK]
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That's a beautiful tree right there. You can log all the trees you want but I would never want to see one that old get cut down...
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#2947538 - 09/18/12 10:30 AM Re: That's not an oak this is an oak! [Re: catman529]
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put a stand in it, real nice
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#2947604 - 09/18/12 11:14 AM Re: That's not an oak this is an oak! [Re: catman529]
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 Originally Posted By: catman529
That's a beautiful tree right there. You can log all the trees you want but I would never want to see one that old get cut down...


You would be surprised how fast oaks can grow. I've been ring-aging a lot of the timber I'm having cut, and most of the 24" diameter oaks are only 60-70 years old.
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#2947644 - 09/18/12 11:53 AM Re: That's not an oak this is an oak! [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
 Originally Posted By: catman529
That's a beautiful tree right there. You can log all the trees you want but I would never want to see one that old get cut down...


You would be surprised how fast oaks can grow. I've been ring-aging a lot of the timber I'm having cut, and most of the 24" diameter oaks are only 60-70 years old.
that's interesting. Are they near creek bottoms or good soil? I imagine an oak on a rocky hill wouldn't grow as fast. I remember one time I cut down an oak that died in the back yard. It was somewhere around 8-10 inches in diameter but I counted over 40 rings if I remember correctly. Soil isn't bad here but it does get dry in the summer, no water source nearby.
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#2947692 - 09/18/12 12:44 PM Re: That's not an oak this is an oak! [Re: catman529]
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 Originally Posted By: catman529
 Originally Posted By: BSK
 Originally Posted By: catman529
That's a beautiful tree right there. You can log all the trees you want but I would never want to see one that old get cut down...


You would be surprised how fast oaks can grow. I've been ring-aging a lot of the timber I'm having cut, and most of the 24" diameter oaks are only 60-70 years old.
that's interesting. Are they near creek bottoms or good soil? I imagine an oak on a rocky hill wouldn't grow as fast.


Nope, these are ridge-top and hill-side poor soil areas. I was shocked at how young the trees were. I expected most of them to be a 100+ years old.
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#2947847 - 09/18/12 02:56 PM Re: That's not an oak this is an oak! [Re: catman529]
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please post google coordinates...thank you...LOL
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#2948369 - 09/18/12 09:18 PM Re: That's not an oak this is an oak! [Re: Yeppers]
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Thats where I would be. I would fertilize that oak every spring.
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#2948716 - 09/19/12 08:37 AM Re: That's not an oak this is an oak! [Re: catman529]
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if you clean around the oaks and let the sun in,that will happen over time
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#2948775 - 09/19/12 09:09 AM Re: That's not an oak this is an oak! [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
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 Originally Posted By: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER
if you clean around the oaks and let the sun in,that will happen over time


Yep this guys sitting by an old fence row. There's 3 of them total in a row spaced about 50 yds apart. There use to be 4 but about 10 years ago one split in half and fell. We cut the one fallen side for about a year Than one night the other bigger half fell and we cut on it for at least a few years and the majority of the bottom 15 feet or so still lays there. It's just to big to do anything with the saw we have. I actually use it for a blind. I or I should say Justin just put in a food plot right next to these big oaks.

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#2948781 - 09/19/12 09:14 AM Re: That's not an oak this is an oak! [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
 Originally Posted By: catman529
 Originally Posted By: BSK
 Originally Posted By: catman529
That's a beautiful tree right there. You can log all the trees you want but I would never want to see one that old get cut down...


You would be surprised how fast oaks can grow. I've been ring-aging a lot of the timber I'm having cut, and most of the 24" diameter oaks are only 60-70 years old.
that's interesting. Are they near creek bottoms or good soil? I imagine an oak on a rocky hill wouldn't grow as fast.


Nope, these are ridge-top and hill-side poor soil areas. I was shocked at how young the trees were. I expected most of them to be a 100+ years old.



Ive watched these trees for 20 years now as their on our family's place. They seem to be not much bigger now than they were 20 years ago. I know once their so large it's hard to see new growth though. I was thinking that it had to be well over a 100 years old...These trees will NEVER be logged as I enjoy looking at them to much and have been hunting all around them for 20 years. As a matter of fact there's a ladder stand about 25yds to the right on the corner of that tree line where I killed my first deer from and i still hunt from it!


Edited by Hollar Hunter (09/19/12 10:51 AM)
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