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Old 09-09-2016, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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I agree , I think the sea islands are the most beautiful for live oaks and palms and wild nature, the ones that are really left untouched you can see kind of untouched natural state I like. amelia off north floridas coast is nice and the outer banks in north carolina are great for camping near the shore, very nice to have hiking and the beach to yourself and not tons of people

Places like cumberland island are pretty amazing to hike, miles on the beach without seeing many people at all, so much stuff grows on a small island like that, bananas, olive trees, alot of citrus,calamondin, fig trees, blueberries, grapefruit, acorns,wild persimmons, blackberries, ,passion fruit etc

this is the heart of winter, the palms look nice under the oaks and spanish moss


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSc5Qy9OhmA


this main road is just gorgeous, you can camp right near the beach

http://www.kristinekstevens.com/wp-c...4/img_1919.jpg

http://blog.wfsu.org/blog-coastal-he...3-1024x575.jpg

https://www.nps.gov/common/uploads/g...y=90&mode=crop


Uh oh. The South could be in danger of losing another very prominent broadleaved evergreen. Imagine just how deciduous the South will get without the Red Bay and Live Oak. Red Bay is already history as it is being wiped out very quickly. And now the evergreen oaks are going.


Our live oaks are in danger: Guess who's responsible? | AL.com

The images you show of huge spreading live oaks covered in moss may become a thing of the past.
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Old 09-09-2016, 05:48 PM
 
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Uh oh. The South could be in danger of losing another very prominent broadleaved evergreen. Imagine just how deciduous the South will get without the Red Bay and Live Oak. Red Bay is already history as it is being wiped out very quickly. And now the evergreen oaks are going.


Our live oaks are in danger: Guess who's responsible? | AL.com

The images you show of huge spreading live oaks covered in moss may become a thing of the past.
That alot gloomier reading of that article than I got, what happened to the red bay was that invasion of red bay ambrosia beetle. I didnt get anything like that is happening to the live oaks by that article

The southern live oaks are a world treasure like the mighty sequoia in the pacific northwest, I dont think people would let them start to disappear without a fight, the live oaks and the bald cypress in the south are the oldest trees east of the Mississippi, you have something like the seven sisters oak which is 1500 years old,if they can survive all these brutal hurricanes they should survive this oak wilt
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Old 09-09-2016, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Lizard Lick, NC
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That alot gloomier reading of that article than I got, what happened to the red bay was that invasion of red bay ambrosia beetle. I didnt get anything like that is happening to the live oaks by that article

The southern live oaks are a world treasure like the mighty sequoia in the pacific northwest, I dont think people would let them start to disappear without a fight, the live oaks and the bald cypress in the south are the oldest trees east of the Mississippi, you have something like the seven sisters oak which is 1500 years old,if they can survive all these brutal hurricanes they should survive this oak wilt
There is a live oak in NC more than 2k years old.

Brunswick live oak was alive in Christ's time :: WRAL.com

The fact that live oak lives so long makes it a perfect tree to replace the willow oaks, willow oaks make up our urban canopy. Willow oaks only live 90 years, imo they should be replaced by live oaks.i don't understand why it's not more widely used here. Most live oaks in the area are in parking lots and are always being cut back so they never reach the full potential. Even the ones by churches and in downtown get their limbs cut off. The article Tom linked only said live oaks in stressed urban conditions are at risk, not wild ones.
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Old 09-09-2016, 06:11 PM
 
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There is a live oak in NC more than 2k years old.

Brunswick live oak was alive in Christ's time :: WRAL.com

The fact that live oak lives so long makes it a perfect tree to replace the willow oaks, willow oaks make up our urban canopy. Willow oaks only live 90 years, imo they should be replaced by live oaks.i don't understand why it's not more widely used here. Most live oaks in the area are in parking lots and are always being cut back so they never reach the full potential. Even the ones by churches and in downtown get their limbs cut off. The article Tom linked only said live oaks in stressed urban conditions are at risk, not wild ones.
that is amazing. I have never been there but love those little southern towns like beaufort sc near the coast nobody knows about, its like time stood still with the old architecture, I wonder if alot of north carolina coastal towns get the spanish moss

That tree in nc looks like a gorgeous neighborhood tree on a street but its 2000 years old

http://wwwcache.wral.com/asset/lifes...83-646x485.jpg

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Old 09-09-2016, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Socorro, NM
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In reality, most live oaks that people claim to be "2000 years old" are not even close to that age. They are a fast-growing species, so large size gives the illusion of old age. Have they carbon dated these trees or chopped them down to count the rings? Unlikely
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