Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Proud owners boast of their laurel oak - new NC champion; Pender County, NC; 4/27/09

Pender County residents proud of their family tree WWAY NewsChannel 3 - Wilmington,NC,USA
There is a new title holder in Pender County. It has been around for more than 150 years, but just recently earned state champion recognition.
"I have shown people the tree in pictures and they can't believe it. You have to see it for yourself to grasp just how big it is," said owner Charles Rousey.
Big is an understatement. It is an old oak tree, between 150 & 200 years. The tree can't talk, but oh the stories it could tell if it could. If it could talk, it would tell you it is 85 feet tall and 221 inches around. The canopy of the tree spreads 61 feet from one side to the other.

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