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Burr Oak Tree (McBaine)


This tree is fantastic! Definitely something that you should stop and see! We were there today 7-19-09...
posted Jul 19 2009 9:09PM - C_Bunch, Lake of the Ozarks

Absolutely! I believe it's 350 years old if I'm not mistaken? Definitely worth a look.
posted Jul 19 2009 11:30PM - Local from Columbia, Columbia

I visited the tree for the second time this year on Sunday July 19th. I would like to know if anyone has ever measured the girth around the tree? It's amazing not only the height of the tree but I'd like to know the diameter of the trunk.
posted Jul 21 2009 1:33PM - Kyle, Bolivar, MO

Google Kyle, Google! And, you'll find this article with the diameter listed.

http://www.columbiamissourian.com/stories/2008/03/11/famous-bur-oak-tree-gets-pampered/

You'll have to do some higher math to determine the girth. Google should be able to help you with a formula too if you don't have one handy.
posted Jul 21 2009 1:51PM - Trek

The circumference is 287 inches, the height 90 feet and the spread is 130 feet giving it a Missouri point value of 410. Not only is this the Missouri state champion bur oak, it is also a national champion. For more information on state champion trees go to:

http://mdc4.mdc.mo.gov/Documents/294.pdf
posted Jul 22 2009 8:53AM - JG, Columbia

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