advertisement

Students stumble upon champion oak lurking in MU-St. Louis cemetery

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 | 11:37 a.m. CDT

ST. LOUIS — Students learning to measure trees in an urban forestry class at the University of Missouri-St. Louis actually discovered the state's largest known shingle oak.

The school says faculty and students in the honors environmental research program recorded a 114-foot-tall shingle oak with an 81-foot crown spread. The tree measures more than 137 inches around.

It's located at the Daughters of Charity cemetery on the university's south campus.

Missouri's previous documented champion shingle oak was in Greene County, in the southwestern part of the state.

 


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements