Index 0f Live Oak Project


Padgett Oak, Apalachicola, FL
CBH-24', Spread-137' and Height-48'


Larry Tucei, an ENTS member from Mississippi, is conducting an exploration of Live Oak specimens in the southeastern United States.  These trees represent some of the largest volume hardwoods, with the greatest girths, and greatest crown spreads of any tree in the eastern United States.  The plan is to measure as many of these trees as possible to obtain accurate documentation of the tree girth, height, and crown spread.  These results will be compared with existing listings of the Live Oak Society.  Some trees on that list were measured in 1934 and this provides a benchmark of how much radial growth has taken place in the past 73 years.  In addition Larry has collected samples for dendrochronological dating from downed tree specimens as there are limited accurate age counts for the species.  Measurements will typically also be accompanied by photographic documentation of the specimens and descriptions. 


Live Oak Project

On March 14, 2010 The Eastern Native Tree Society and Western Native Tree Society switched from discussion lists on Google Groups to a new discussion list in a Bulletin Board format at:  Posts made since the inception of the BBS on march 14, 2010 will be sorted and archived on the BBS. Click on the link above to go to the equivalent section on the new BBS. This website will continue to serve as a front end for the ENTS and WNTS groups. It will continue to serve as a repository of older posts, and will serve as the host site for special projects and features that are not well suited for a BBS format. Please visit the BBs for the latest information and trip reports.


Live Oak Project - Larry Tucei and others

Trip Reports & Discussions



Middleton Oak Project

Other Live Oaks

Live Oak Species Page

Live Oak Crown Volumes