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Old 09-21-2018, 12:36 PM   #1
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Default Largest Oak tree in Texas

If you live in the Brazoria county area you might not know that the largest oak in Texas is there. “The Big Tree” in Rockport was dethroned in 2003. I didn’t have a clue until several weeks ago my GF and I visited San Bernard Wildlife refuge. It’s not as empressive as the large tree in Rockport but it’s still huge. Figured Id give the folks here on TBH the heads up. If’d you like to see the tree I’d recommend going later in the fall because the Mosquitoes are BAD!!!

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Old 09-21-2018, 12:48 PM   #2
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Old 09-21-2018, 12:54 PM   #3
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Took a little bit to find a picture. That thing is huge, and the back story of being found then lost and found again by the fed biologist adds to it.
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Old 09-21-2018, 01:09 PM   #4
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Was this a genetically altered, high fenced tree with non typical branches?
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Old 09-21-2018, 01:12 PM   #5
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Took a little bit to find a picture. That thing is huge, and the back story of being found then lost and found again by the fed biologist adds to it.
Must be really huge pictures hasn't loaded yet

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Old 09-21-2018, 01:13 PM   #6
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Old 09-21-2018, 01:19 PM   #7
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The 2nd largest(known)is actually in Brazoria county.. It's on private property, on the east bank of Oyster Creek, just west of Angleton.. I've seen it and it's a ancient beast of a knarly old live oak.. Seeing it will leave you slack jawed...
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Old 09-21-2018, 01:28 PM   #8
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Old 09-21-2018, 01:30 PM   #9
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Was this a genetically altered, high fenced tree with non typical branches?
This made me laugh.
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Old 09-21-2018, 01:30 PM   #10
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Wow! Heck of a base
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Old 09-21-2018, 01:33 PM   #11
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At one time the big oak on Hwy 90 in Columbus across from post office was 2nd biggest in Texas. My dads kinfolks lived there as a kid and has many pictures with him crawling around in the tree. Massive trunk on that tree. Don’t know what number it is now.
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Old 09-21-2018, 01:33 PM   #12
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When I saw the first picture I was like "that isn't that big".... then I was the second.... Man that is one hell of a oak tree!
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Old 09-21-2018, 01:44 PM   #13
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Just read the Wiki page for the "Big Tree" in Rockport. It said that the tree is believed to be as old as 2,000 years. I would guess that the bigger tree pictured above is at least that old or older. Amazing.
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Old 09-21-2018, 01:47 PM   #14
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If I'm being honest, I think the Rockport tree could kick the Brazoria County trees arss, and I think the Brazoria County tree is well aware of that fact and keeping quiet intentionally.
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Old 09-21-2018, 01:51 PM   #15
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If I'm being honest, I think the Rockport tree could kick the Brazoria County trees arss, and I think the Brazoria County tree is well aware of that fact and keeping quiet intentionally.
Naw, The Rockport tree doesn’t have the acorns.
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Old 09-21-2018, 01:52 PM   #16
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Naw, The Rockport tree doesnít have the acorns.
The Brazoria County tree wouldn't say that to the Rockport tree's face, I can assure you.
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Old 09-21-2018, 01:53 PM   #17
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I mean, partially because they're both trees and can't talk or move around and don't have faces, but also in the other sense.
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Old 09-21-2018, 02:03 PM   #18
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Willing to bet there's a couple older ones sitting lost in some dense woods on someones property somewhere waiting to be discovered.
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Old 09-21-2018, 02:19 PM   #19
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That’s a big old tree
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Old 09-21-2018, 02:28 PM   #20
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That is a serious trunk.
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Old 09-21-2018, 03:04 PM   #21
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I'd build a tree stand so big in that dude it would make an arborist pass smooth out.
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Old 09-21-2018, 03:24 PM   #22
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Hahaha
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Old 09-21-2018, 05:16 PM   #23
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Bigol tree. This made me laugh, leave it to the feds to lose something that big- That thing is huge, and the back story of being found then lost and found again by the fed biologist adds to it.
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Old 09-21-2018, 05:18 PM   #24
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There is a huge Oak in Huffman off 2100....believe it's over 500 years old
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Old 09-21-2018, 05:18 PM   #25
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And it made me think of a cypress tree in the Saline river bottoms outside of Leola Arkansas, I wish I could find those pics. The folds in the trunk were large enough for a man to stand in, and the knees were taller than me.
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Old 09-21-2018, 05:35 PM   #26
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Is it a live oak?
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Old 09-21-2018, 05:43 PM   #27
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Old 09-22-2018, 12:22 AM   #28
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The 7th biggest live oak is in the property across the road from me. The limbs are bigger around than the truck on any other oak I've ever seen.
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Old 09-22-2018, 03:38 AM   #29
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If I remember right the Fulton/Rockport tree is actually 6 or 8 trees that grew into one big tree according to DNA testing, it has 2 times the super structure as the Brazoria tree.
I think the Brazoria tree is also more than one tree as well.
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Old 09-22-2018, 07:34 AM   #30
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That is a big tree

How do they determine which is bigger?

Calculate the total volume of wood in it?
Tallest measurement X widest width?

Razorback I would love to see pics if you find them
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Old 09-22-2018, 08:56 AM   #31
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Anybody remember that tree in the Brazos river valley that someone posted a while back? That was a pretty big tree too
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Old 09-22-2018, 09:33 AM   #32
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Old 09-22-2018, 10:08 AM   #33
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Thereís one out in Valley Springs NW of Llano thatís close to that size


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Old 09-22-2018, 11:04 AM   #34
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Iíve got one that is old. It has a wagon wheel up in the top. Iíll take pics for this thread tomorrow.



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Old 09-22-2018, 02:20 PM   #35
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Please do
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Old 09-22-2018, 03:04 PM   #36
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Youíd have a hard time strapping a lock on in that tree
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Old 09-22-2018, 04:07 PM   #37
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Holy ****!


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Old 09-22-2018, 04:45 PM   #38
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Wow
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Old 09-22-2018, 04:46 PM   #39
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The 2nd largest(known)is actually in Brazoria county.. It's on private property, on the east bank of Oyster Creek, just west of Angleton.. I've seen it and it's a ancient beast of a knarly old live oak.. Seeing it will leave you slack jawed...
Murray Ranch?

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Old 09-22-2018, 04:48 PM   #40
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And it made me think of a cypress tree in the Saline river bottoms outside of Leola Arkansas, I wish I could find those pics. The folds in the trunk were large enough for a man to stand in, and the knees were taller than me.
Might be it...

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Old 09-22-2018, 04:57 PM   #41
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Old 09-22-2018, 05:59 PM   #42
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The general Sherman tree in California ainít got nothing on that! Wow!
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Old 09-22-2018, 06:05 PM   #43
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I know where two large live oaks are that are not in the books. One is in Hill county. The other is in SW Tarrant county. Both are on Fed lands.
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Old 09-22-2018, 06:18 PM   #44
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I think thereís an oak tree in rosharon bigger than the one in oyster creek.


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Old 09-22-2018, 06:40 PM   #45
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I think there’s an oak tree in rosharon bigger than the one in oyster creek.


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There’s a lot of big oaks in that country, I bet it’s something to see!
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Old 09-22-2018, 08:40 PM   #46
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I always thought the the Oak inside the Alamo was big. Sheesh. I ain't seen nothing yet.
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Thereís a lot of big oaks in that country, I bet itís something to see!


Thereís one west of oyster creek off of cr42 that looks to be a little bigger than the one pictured. Wish I had photos of it. Always thought it was special.


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Old 09-23-2018, 12:02 AM   #48
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Thatís what she said!!


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There is a huge Oak in Huffman off 2100....believe it's over 500 years old
For sure. It's massive! I've drove by at about 10,000 times. It still blows my mind every time I see it.
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Old 09-23-2018, 01:48 AM   #50
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The Brazoria County tree wouldn't say that to the Rockport tree's face, I can assure you.
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