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RE: Red Oak Growth Rate

Subject: RE: Red Oak Growth Rate
From: Rupert Baker
Date: Feb 28 2019 10:41:22
UK champion is 32m tall - TROBI
Atb
Rupert
PS the 2.5cm/year may refer to annual increment? - ie ring widths of 
12,5mm/yr - which is entirely possible

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From: uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info <uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info> 
On Behalf Of Jerry Ross
Sent: 28 February 2019 08:44
To: UK Tree Care <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Subject: Re: Red Oak Growth Rate

There's a range of opinions:
John White (Cassels) says 5m in 10 years, 10m in 20 and 25m ultimate height.
Alan Mitchell (Collins pocket guide) says 10m, 15m & 32m over the same times

www.britishhardwood.co.uk  says
"The Red Oak is a very fast-growing tree (up to 2.5cm per year)*: 
approximate stages of growth, assuming sited in suitable conditions for this 
species; After 10 years: 10m x 6m,  After 20 years: 15m x 9m"

( *  I presume they mean up to 2.5 Metres per year... )

Chew Valley Trees say "Red oak is a fast growing Oak from the East of North 
America.  It is one of the fastest growing Oaks, shoots growing up to 2m 
(6ft) a year in good conditions.  It can reach 25m (80ft) in 150 years."


On 28/02/2019 08:13, John Hearne wrote:
Can any of you fabulous lot point me to references for Red Oak growth 
rate in the UK.

Any help much appreciated.

Cheers

John





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