Older-Growth Oaks On State Game Lands

Any tree over the age of 125 is a survivor.

Diseases, windstorms, chainsaws — many threats can easily kill a maple, an elm, a hemlock, or an oak.

But some trees seemingly defy the odds.  At least for a while, they survive every threat that comes their way.

This is why I’m always amazed to see old trees.  While their sizes certainly impress me, I find the mysteries behind their continued existence equally enthralling.

I recently encountered several older-growth oaks on public property.  I’m not exactly sure why these trees were never cut down, but I speculate in the following video.

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