Our subject, the Red oak, estimated to be 75 years old, measured at 85 feet tall and 24" diameter at 4. Pictured here in summer 2019.
The site itself is a typical patch of second-growth New England forest, and includes red oak, white pine, hemlock, black cherry, american beech, red maple, yellow, grey, black and white birches, white ash, hickory, and a number of other trees. Naturalist Kate Wellspring has been creating a botanical survey of the site starting in Summer 2019.
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