Friday, July 27, 2007

Wanted: large, old trees

A list of the nation's largest and oldest trees (champion trees) includes a hickory at Lake George in Volusia County that could be around 300 years old. But new rules that require the trees to be remeasured every 10 years could knock the hickory off the list, according to this Daytona Beach News-Journal article. The tree has weathered several hurricanes and may be at the end of its life, the article says, so when the National Register of Big Trees (yes, there really is such a thing) comes out soon, the Lake George hickory might not make the cut. know what I mean.

If you know of a large, old tree, contact the Florida Division of Forestry.

Photo from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service



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