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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
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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...


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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Edited by Hollar Hunter (09/19/12 09:17 AM)
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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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