Area oak towers for centuries

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Posted: April 12, 2013

The Winchester Star

Three people standing below a large White Oak tree on Back Mountain Road in Frederick County lend scale to the size of the estimated 300-year-old and its 226-inch circumference. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)
Forester Gerald Crowell, with Frederick and Clarke counties, measures the circumference of a 300-year-old white oak growing along Back Mountain Road. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)
Landowner Joe Racey sits on a root of the massive oak on his property.
slug: 12TREEThree people standing below a large White Oak tree on Back Mountain Road in Frederick County lend scale to the size of the 300-year-old and its 226 inch circumference. JEFF TAYLOR 4/11/13. (Photo by Associated Press)

SHAWNEELAND

A huge girth does not detract from your beauty at all, if you are a white oak tree.

But, it takes a lot of years to reach such proportions.

On Thursday morning, Gerald Crowell of theā€¦



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