Tornado Takes Down Giant White Oak

By Scott Wunder | Posted: 06/30/2013 12:38PM

 

Scott Wunder Wunderwoods After the latest tornado to roll through I have been out looking at logs to pick up.

I ran across this white oak not far from my sawmill that was listed on Craigslist for free firewood. I could tell even from a blurry, out-of-focus photo that it was giant and needed to see just how big.

It is 52″ in diameter about 8′ from the base and one of the two biggest white oaks I have run into (the other was actually a burr oak, but it is in the white oak family. Click here to check it out.).

Unfortunately, it was hollow all the way up, but I still had to get a photo.

Good luck to the kids that want to firewood that one!

From felling the trees through installation of the final piece Scott Wunder, owner of WunderWoods in St. Charles, MO, shares his woodworking knowledge with anyone that will talk to him about wood. Whether you want to learn about milling lumber or need help on a project, get your fill of woodworking infotainment at WunderWoods.com. Scott writes about all aspects of woodworking and specializes in finishing (mostly because no one else likes to sand).

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Scott Wunder Wunderwoods

Scott Wunder

From felling the trees through installation of the final piece Scott Wunder, owner of WunderWoods in St. Charles, MO, shares his woodworking knowledge with anyone that will talk to him about wood. Whether you want to learn about milling lumber or need help on a project, get your fill of woodworking infotainment at WunderWoods.com. Scott writes about all aspects of woodworking and specializes in finishing (mostly because no one else likes to sand). Scott can be reached at wunderwoods@sbcglobal.net. Check out Wunderwoods' website at Wunderwoods.com.

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