One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Good fall color on this giant White Oak, Quercus alba
This magnificent specimen stands at the intersection of Hickey Lane and Holly Spring Road, a favorite tree of Arboretum visitors and staff alike. The size of this individual suggests it's at least 200 years old. Across the region, I've seen a fair number of White Oaks this size cut and they''re usually just about that age. Why would so many trees date to the early years of the 18th Century?