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600 year old White Oak dies and is removed:

Discussion in 'Nursery' started by Marine5068, Apr 28, 2017.

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    So sad.
    Do they know what killed it?
     
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    Last few pics of the removal.

    Take the time to read through all the info on this tree.
    It was so interesting to me and the history of the things that went on was fascinating.
    It even had cavities that were filled by a Dentist.
    The removal cost over $50,000

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    It is an interesting story about the history of the tree. :yes:

    Those graves would have been dug, what?, about 200 years ago? I'm guessing there was extensive root damage done then and it took this long for the poor tree to succumb.
    The bodies and wood caskets would have rotted and made for good plant food, but they would have had to chop through a lot of roots for all those graves.
    Idiots.:cry:
     
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    I know. I was thinking that about the graves too.
    Probably most were way back when the tree was about 350 years old and all the caskets and bones are long gone now too I bet.
    It lived a long life though considering most White Oaks live around 350 years at most.
    But I read that they have lots of the offspring from the acorns of it planted around.
     
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    I read that part, too, and thought that was sweet. They said they planted a "son" of the original on the property. Cool.
     
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    There is an ancient oak near me that is just breathtaking, "The Birthing Tree"
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    I raise young oaks in a tire nursery . Sorry to see this old one was left to turn into a bush .
     
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    :confused: Yeah, what a shame... a 200+year old "bush". o_O
     
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    Bad genes or training . Really is a 200 year old bush just look at it . The trunk has no height
     
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    Better than yours.
     
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    I never had control of my genes . I just played the cards the best I could .
     
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