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Kentucky Color: An Inspiration
By Billy Joe Fudge
This ol' White oak is an inspiration to all of us who are suffering much damage and injury from the battles that we must fight in life.
Life is not for the faint of heart because survival and victory often demand a dogged determination to not be deterred in our efforts to stay the course.
By far this is the largest diameter tree I've ever measured at 75 inches. That translates to nearly 20 feet in circumference which would require more than three average adults to reach around. Amazingly, if it was solid as it stands, it would saw out over 6,000 board feet of lumber which would be enough to build a 1,000 square foot home.
It stands in Green County near Taylor County between Meadow Creek and Little Meadow Creek. It's age is a matter of guessing more than estimating but I would suspect that it is over 400 years old.
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