Old Oak Tree

Old Oak Tree (HM25MN)

Location: Auburn, GA 30011 Gwinnett County
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N 34° 2.441', W 83° 52.939'

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Old Oak TreeThis forest was once a pasture.This White Oak (Quercus alba) is over 100 years old and provides evidence that it occupied the edge of a formerly cleared pasture area.The other clue is the occasional piece of barbed wire found lodged in the tree trunks in this area. By lining up this tree with other large trees adjacent to the trail, you can envision the line of the old field edge.Edges of the fields were often the safest haven for growing trees. When large fence-row trees were located on the property line, they were often spared when woodlands were cleared for commercial timber sales. A careful study of the age of the typical trees in the nearby area indicates that this area was last maintained as a cleared pasture or field about 60 to 100 years ago.
HM NumberHM25MN
Placed ByGwinnett County Parks and Recreation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, February 23rd, 2018 at 7:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 233909 N 3770415
Decimal Degrees34.04068333, -83.88231667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 2.441', W 83° 52.939'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 2' 26.46" N, 83° 52' 56.34" W
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Area Code(s)770, 678
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3737 Fence Rd NE, Auburn GA 30011, US
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