This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V20", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
There is a White Oak tree standing in the public highway, about three miles from our town, which I have always believed to be the largest in our State, and have never seen the account of any as large elsewhere. It is perfectly healthy and vigorous yet. It has a trunk of twelve feet, which is nineteen feet in circumference three feet from the ground, and sixteen feet at six feet; it is seventy-five feet in height, and is one hundred and twenty feet in diameter through its branches. Can anyone beat this for a White Oak ?