This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V23", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
It is generally supposed that the Live Oak grows very slowly. This is not always the case. Dr. Charles Mohr, of Mobile, sends the following measurements of a Live Oak which was planted in 1852 near Stockton, Alabama, in sandy pine lands of rather better than ordinary quality. Dr. Mohr's measurements were made in March, 1880. They are: Girth of the trunk, 7 feet ¾ inches; height of trunk to first limb, 6 feet; length of the two main branches, 30 and 33 feet; diameter of the largest branch, 10 9-10 inches; total height of the tree (estimated), 50 feet.