ISO: Best Trees in Virginia

May 4, 2006 at 10:41 pm 2 comments

Clint's Cousin-in-Law, Eric Mens, sent me a copy of this article.

Looking for the top 100 trees in Virginia

The College of Natural Resources at Virginia Tech is ultimately compiling a book of the most remarkable trees in Virginia.  If you go to their website at http://www.cnr.vt.edu/4h/remarkabletree/, you can nominate a tree for consideration.

I nominated Keffer Oak!  It's the largest blazed tree on the Appalachian Trail.  It's over 300 years old and is 18 feet and 3 inches in girth.  To give you an idea of the tree's size, below is a picture of the tree and Henry the beagle.  If you think Henry looks small there, you should see how small he looked when I sent this picture to Sean's cellphone!

Big Tree Little Beagle

 There are additional Keffer Oak pictures on my website.  If you long for a different unit of measurement other than "beagle", you have "lurcher", "four year old boy" and "lurcher and four year old boy" to choose from.

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Entry filed under: Appalachian Trail, Eric M, Henry, Keffer Oak.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Henry and Keffer Oak « TGAW  |  October 9, 2007 at 10:20 am

    […] I heard about the Remarkable Trees of Virginia Project.  I didn’t have to think twice about what tree to nominate– the Appalachian Trail’s Keffer […]

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  • 2. Remarkable Trees of Virginia « TGAW  |  September 18, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    […] 18, 2008 Remember the Remarkable Trees of Virginia project? The organizers of the project have traveled all across the state, logging thousands of miles, to […]

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