As it turned out, I saw plenty of action that evening, but it was a real eye-opener to sit helplessly and watch the parade of white-tails feeding some 60 yards away below the huge chestnut oak I'd eschewed.
Based on the substantial sign, I should have been set up on that chestnut oak.
Hoping to salvage something out of my embarrassing mistake, I came back two days later and hung a second stand in a large hickory adjacent to the chestnut oak.
The buck stopped at 18 yards, quartering just slightly toward me, his head down feeding on those chestnut oak acorns.
A half-hour later, Gary and I walked back to the chestnut oak.
A six- and an eight-pointer came by first, followed by several does dining on chestnut oak
Inside a biosafety research laboratory at Fort Detrick, Maryland, ARS scientists have closely monitored the reactions of saplings of several common oak species, including white oak, Northern red oak, chestnut oak
, cherrybark oak, and coast live oak.
The crown passed on to other mighty chestnut oaks until one day in 1997, Arthur Stupka, Will Blozan, and Michael Davie discovered and measured our by-then kingly tree in the Smokies.
Secure from the tanners, loggers, and settlers, our chestnut oak quietly and consistently laid on wood as it entered the prime of its old growth.
The first of all national champion trees to be officially nominated was another chestnut oak growing near Suffield, Connecticut.
The biggest crowns of all are the forests-by-themselves canopies of a southern red oak (156 feet) in Thomaston, Georgia; a swamp chestnut oak (Quercus michauxii) (148 feet) in Fayette County, Alabama; and the co-champion live oak (140 feet) in Waycross, Georgia.
Stand composition within the study area consists of white oak (Quercus alba), chestnut oak (Q.
We used white oak, chestnut oak, and red maple trees for sampling purposes.
Most ANOVAs included either species (white oak, chestnut oak, and red maple; Model A) or time (1992, 1993, 1994; Model B), along with tree diameter size classes and slope position (up, mid, and down-slope) as main effects.
However, foliar N levels in chestnut oak trees often increased from upslope to downslope, with this trend being significant at the end of the drought in 1993 (Table 3).