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Re: The mighty Oak

Postby Sheikea » Nov 26, 2008 10:09 am

"Tie a yellow ribbon around the ol' Oak Tree""If you still love me.If I don't see a ribbon around the ol' Oak tree,I''ll get on teh bus forget about us and put the blame on me..So Tie a yellow ribbon around the ol' ,the ol' Oak Tree"Do do doddodoooo..Hehe sorry could not resist.. :lol: Beautiful tree..
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Re: The mighty Oak

Postby joan w » Nov 26, 2008 10:32 am

The mighty oak! Sometimes they turn a dirty brown but this one has great colour.
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Re: The mighty Oak

Postby Eeyore » Nov 26, 2008 11:25 am

I agree with Joan, great colour! It must be at least 60 years old!
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Re: The mighty Oak

Postby butterfly » Nov 26, 2008 6:22 pm

I love that song. Great dance tune.

"Tie a yellow ribbon around the ol' Oak Tree"

I planted a red oak by seed 10 years ago and it must be 30 ft high. I got it from BIL has so many

Red oak is the fastest growing of all oaks he said
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Re: The mighty Oak

Postby Ron Evers » Nov 26, 2008 7:49 pm

There are three oaks classified as red oaks native to Canada; Red, Black & Pin. The other six native oaks are White oaks.
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Re: The mighty Oak

Postby butterfly » Nov 26, 2008 8:01 pm

How do you tell the difference Ron?

This one and my BIL's the new top leaves of young ones are quite red
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Re: The mighty Oak

Postby B_BQ » Nov 26, 2008 8:37 pm

First of all, that is one fine, beautiful, oak! I too would be interested in knowing how old it is.

It brings back some memories of a Canadian show I watched many many years ago. I also read the book. It was called 'The White Oaks of Jalna'. I just adored that show. I saw it before I came to Canada, and somehow it made me think that all Canadians lived that way! :roll: Obviously NOT!

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Re: The mighty Oak

Postby LeeInEdmonton » Nov 26, 2008 9:22 pm

Hey Ron:

Is the Bur Oak native ? A friend has them on his farm on the east side of Lake Winnipeg. Has a lively grain. Much of it looks like walnut & machines much like walnut. Those that he has been harvesting are about 3ft. dia. at the base so they hafta been there quite some time. I would guess better than 60 years.

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Re: The mighty Oak

Postby Ron Evers » Nov 26, 2008 10:28 pm

Yes Lee, it is native to southern ON & southern Manitoba. It is classified as a white oak & is an tree of choice for town planers because it transplants readily & is little affected by air pollution. Ref. Native Trees of Canada.
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Re: The mighty Oak

Postby Pansy » Nov 26, 2008 10:46 pm

I'm glad you guys like our Oak,but Earwig,MareE,Inge,Laura,Ron,Sheikea,Joan,Lyn,BF,BBQ,& Lee.

You will be surprise to know that the tree is only about 26/27 years old.And you thought it was a senior

citizen.It came from the GRCA when our DD worked there,so all I know is a Red Oak.
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