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Old and Young

November 5, 2009

Kirk recently discovered a new place to go walking in the woods, Ledyard Oak Park. One of the attractions is the historical Ledyard Oak, which was about 400 years old. Before it died in 1969, the oak was 21 feet in diameter, over 80 feet tall, and it’s crown spread 105 feet. Earlier this year, a young oak was planted with the hope that it would live and flourish like the first.
oak

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  1. November 5, 2009 12:21 pm

    Wow! Is that the trunk from the first oak? It was huge! I grew up in California in a town called ‘Thousand Oaks’. Many oak trees dotted the hills. I like oak trees, but wished that they grew more quickly in the landscape 😉

  2. November 6, 2009 7:07 am

    WOW! 400 years old. Love the picture. What a wonderful place to go for walks in. That’s what I love about up north, the ancientness, the earthy scents, the beauty.

    FlowerLady

  3. November 6, 2009 11:18 pm

    Amazing tree!!

  4. November 17, 2009 11:34 pm

    Wow! To stand in the presence of such a being… one of our elders… magnificent! Great photo! Carol

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