Hiking among the rocks we enjoyed the winter woods that blocked the cold wind blowing.
In our hike the other day ( December 16th 2014) we came across this larger Chinquapin Oak. We measured it because it was larger than the other trees in this forest.
Circumference of 135.25 "
Height of 100.5 '
and a Canopy of 68 ' and 61 '
Total points of: 227
This tree will be easy to find because it is not far in the woods after a clearing as we walk on a chip seal gravel trail. The day was windy and 30 degrees and overcast. The tree sort of resembles a wolf tree. This tree may have been in an open field and then the woods were allowed to grow up later.
Lord let there be a place for people to grow in their knowledge of you, among the mature Christians who understand how to nurture others in their Christian walk.
Circumference: 20' 5" I measured above the burl, which was 6' high.
Giving a total point value of 373.
Notice the tape is not level, but you want to measure it as the stem of the tree leans.
The large burl hindered my measuring at the correct height or 4' 6". But this tree has some history. The tree may have been 2 trees and then grew into one tree. There is a crack in the bole of the tree that may break away at some point.
I had just brought my 50 mm lens and could not get a clear shot of the tree with it. Therefore the stitching. Such a gloomy day would not make for much of a good photo. The 50 mm lesns has more settings to adjust for low light and that is why I brought it. I really enjoy my wide angle lens, which I failed to bring with me. It gives me a lot of latitude in where I could take a photo from. But I didn't think there was any hope of taking any half way decent photo.
Jill, my wife was worried about me falling in the river. There was a lot of room to get around the tree. I wasn't worried at all.
The circumference on this tree is 167 3/4" which is 53 in diameter.
"For he will be like a tree planted by the water, That extends its roots by a stream And will not fear when the heat comes; But its leaves will be green, And it will not be anxious in a year of drought Nor cease to yield fruit."
Here is an ash tree still unaffected by the dreaded emerald ash borer. I am using this tree as a guide to locate my plot of Persimmon trees that I will be looking at in the future. I will also watch the growth and health of this tree.
The tree has measurements of:
height - 47'
circuference - 31.375"
Canopy - 31' 33'
Total points - 86
"Flee for safety, O sons of Benjamin, From the midst of Jerusalem! Now blow a trumpet in Tekoa And raise a signal over Beth-haccerem; For evil looks down from the north, And a great destruction."
Hiking Friday brought expectation to us as we were looking for an old Persimmon trees patch. Hiking is a wonderful way to enjoy life and nature. As we hiked, not only were we looking forward to getting to the Persimmon, but we also were enjoying just being out in nature.
Psalm 25:10 "All the paths of the Lord are lovingkindness and truth To those who keep His covenant and His testimonies."
On our hike Friday there were a lot of Blue Jays flying back and forth. This one landed on top of this tree about 75 yards away. I got the photo with my Canon EF 75-300 4.5 - 5.6 III zoom lens. I under exposed it 2/3 of a stop. Setting it on Aperture priority.
Canon EOS Rebel T3
f/8 1/800 ISO-100 300mm -0.7 step
John 1:3 "All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being."
Colossians 1:17 "He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together."
Hebrews 1:3 "And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins. He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high."
Shooting up the bole of this tree you can see the scars of old branches that grew in the past.
Photo of the tree in October 2010
canopy 66' 56'
Total points of 203.5
Oct 7 2010 measurement:
Canopy 63' one way and 67' the other
Total points of 194.6 Height increased 5% Circumference increase 6% in 3 1/2 growing seasons. There is a E Cottonwood tree encroaching from the left side of the photo. Notice the Shingle oak top growth is growing away from that tree. Psalm 97:6 "Theheavens declare His righteousness, And all the peoples have seen His glory.
When I came upon this tree I noticed the black cherries. Yet many times these are not there. There also is other ID's of this tree that help you.
The wood of Black cherry is second only to Black walnut in value of furniture or paneling. The problem of Black cherry as you can see by this tree there are not many large trees that have commercial value. Because of this it would be hard to sell these trees.
The bark I photographed here was not prevalent on the whole tree. I found this one spot that had the ID of horizontal lenticles that are characteristic of this species.