Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Second Largest Live Oak Tree, Columbus, Texas

There may be more, but so far we have seen the Largest Recorded Live Oak Tree in Texas, located in Lamar, near Rockport, Texas, calculated to be about 1,000 years old, and the 2nd Largest Recorded Live Oak Tree, located in Columbus, Texas.  I figure it was "born" about 1516. 

This massive tree is recognized by the Texas Forest Service among their "Registry of Champion Big Trees."  It is thought to be about 500 years old with a score of 413 on the index scoring system.  This score combines the tree's circumference, height and one-fourth of the average crown spread.  It measures 75 feet tall, 310 feet in circumference, and a crown spread of 111 feet.  It is one big tree.

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