Wye Oak Clone

October 09, 2010

Photographer: Barbara Traub; Barbara's Webpage
Summary Author: Barbara Traub; Jim Foster

The photo at top shows a cloned white oak sapling (quercus alba) of the mighty Maryland Wye Oak that stood for approximately 450 years before being toppled by a wind storm in June of 2002. It was planted in 2006, on Maryland's Eastern Shore, in the detritus of the Wye Oak's once gargantuan trunk. The original specimen was the largest white oak tree on record in the U.S. It measured 31 feet (9.4 m) in circumference, stood 79 feet (24.1 m) tall, and had a crown spread of 102 feet (31.1 m). Grain storage tanks are in the background of the photo. Photo taken on September 1, 2010.

Photo details: Camera Maker: Panasonic; Camera Model: DMC-ZR1; Focal Length: 4.5mm (35mm equivalent: 25mm); Aperture: f/3.3; Exposure Time: 0.0013 s (1/800); ISO equiv: 80; Exposure Bias: none; Metering Mode: Matrix; Exposure: program (Auto); White Balance: Auto; Flash Fired: No.