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    Really LARGE Oak (Red or Black, I can't tell)! For Connecticut anyway...

    I have no idea how old this tree may be, or even what specific type it is, but this thing is huge. Found it outside a school that is being renovated. It spans the entire corner of the street!



    It is as wide as the sidewalk...


    So I added my bike for a true sense of scale. Those are 26in tires...


    Standing under the trunks of these massive trees always puts me in awe...


    Thanks for looking, and any guesses to age would be appreciated...I left my measuring tape home... ^///^
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    RE: Really LARGE Oak (Red or Black, I can't tell)! For Connecticut anyway...

    If you find out how old the school is, that might be the answer. It looks like an old style building, so it seems certain to be over 100 years old.

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    Re: RE: Really LARGE Oak (Red or Black, I can't tell)! For Connecticut anyway...

    Quote Originally Posted by TreeFiddy
    If you find out how old the school is, that might be the answer. It looks like an old style building, so it seems certain to be over 100 years old.
    Oh definitely, if this thing is a YEAR under 280, I'll be amazed. Unfortunately, the school is completely fenced in during the restoration, so I can't walk around the property to find a cornerstone or something that might have the completion date chiseled into it. I'll have to wait until it opens.
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    RE: Really LARGE Oak (Red or Black, I can't tell)! For Connecticut anyway...

    Ask one of the construction workers. They would probably know.

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    RE: Really LARGE Oak (Red or Black, I can't tell)! For Connecticut anyway...

    Nice pics.

    A good example of a huge tree and urban landscape co-existing
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    RE: Really LARGE Oak (Red or Black, I can't tell)! For Connecticut anyway...

    Looks like a Scarlet Oak. They don't grow wild here but do well as ornamentals.

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    RE: Really LARGE Oak (Red or Black, I can't tell)! For Connecticut anyway...

    There's a dirt road I drive that is lined with White Oaks that size,, It's strange to drive along the road on a sunny day and then be fully shaded. Did anyone notice the telephone wire in the picture?

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    Re: RE: Really LARGE Oak (Red or Black, I can't tell)! For Connecticut anyway...

    Quote Originally Posted by sprucetree22
    There's a dirt road I drive that is lined with White Oaks that size,, It's strange to drive along the road on a sunny day and then be fully shaded. Did anyone notice the telephone wire in the picture?
    We need more of those kinds of roads in the world....millions more...
    There are two telephone lines in the last photo: One almost from top to bottom on the right side, the other diagonally across the center of the shot.

    I love how that tree is so massive, yet the roots don't buckle the sidewalk or street at all. Some trees are just like that I guess: Not aggressive root systems.

    What's the difference between a scarlet oak and a red oak?
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    RE: Really LARGE Oak (Red or Black, I can't tell)! For Connecticut anyway...

    I agree it might be scarlet oak.
    Doesn't look like red or black to me.

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