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October 14, 2016


Irene Black

Delightful. Other information contained in the rings is the weather condition. The spaces between the rings, very narrow - dry with poor growing conditions. Wider indicates plenty of rainfall. There is an instrument foresters used to make a small bore into a tree to identify the age, but for the life of me I can't think of the name of it.
Those acorns - an oak must be about 50 years old before it will produce seeds.

Shirley J White

Great tribute to the old Oaks. Thanks!

Lesley A. Diehl

What a lovely tale of these two old renegades. I'm especially fond of oaks as they were the major tree on our property when I was growing up. My dad said that if he were to name the farm he would call it "Twelve Oaks" as in Gone with the Wind although we had many more oaks than that. I never had the opportunity to age them by counting rings. I just know they were huge.

Jan Okey

Wonderful snd interesting blog. Thank you.
Enjoy the woods - far from the Homecoming
crowds and frantic activity.

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