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RE: Red Oak Growth Rate

Subject: RE: Red Oak Growth Rate
From: Mark Mackworth-Praed
Date: Feb 28 2019 13:00:35
Hi all

In the intro to Alan Mitchell's 1974 Field Guide, Red Oak is one of the 
species he lists as having normal girth growth of 2 to 3 inches per year, so 
at least double the average for most other large-growing tree species. 
In my experience, they certainly do romp away!

Mark M-P

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-----Original Message-----
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On Behalf Of Jerry Ross
Sent: 28 February 2019 11:19
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Subject: Re: Red Oak Growth Rate


On 28/02/2019 10:59, Tim Moya wrote:
On 28/02/2019 08:50, Elton Watson wrote:
Jerry,
I think the 2.5cm refers to diameter growth,  I've seen quite a few over 
25m tall, so think Mitchell is closer to the mark.
I think if it's Mitchell it will refer to circumference growth Tim


It was from a commercial nursery website, so not especially 
authoritative...
But 2.5cm increase in girth is just about what Mitchell reckons 
represents a typical growth rate for most trees.
Is red oak typical, or faster? Does the year per inch rule apply?
Perhaps Julian's measurements will supply an answer to the mystery!




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