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Pedunculate oak close to the Château de Férage in Férage

There is one pedunculate oak (Quercus robur) close to the Château de Férage in Férage (municipality of Houyet).

His girth was 6,86 m at 1,5 m from the ground in 1916 and 7,40 m in 1977 ('The remarkables trees from Belgium',1977).

Girth growth rate

The girth was measured more than once:
YearGirth@1.3 mGirth@1.5 mMeasurementGirth growth rate
1916?6.86 mBELTREES-
1977?7.40 mBELTREES0.9 cm/year
20037.76 m?Jeroen Pater-
2013?7.97 mKoen Smets2 cm/year

The growth rate shown in the table shows the yearly average increase in girth since the last measurement. This value only gives an indication of the growth rate, since every measurement could be done at slightly different heights and during different periods of the year.

Height

The height was measured more than once:
YearHeightMeasurementMeasurement method
2003~17.00 m Jeroen PaterMeasurement method unknown
2013-11-3017.00 mJeroen PhilipponaLaser with Sine method (e.g. Nikon Forestry 550 laser rangefinder)

Each measurement can be done with varying accuracy.

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Pedunculate oak (Quercus robur) "3524"

Château de Férage, picture by Han van Meegeren

Château de Férage, picture by Han van Meegeren

Château de Férage, picture by Wim Brinkerink

Château de Férage, picture by Jean-Pol Grandmont, 2007-04-26

Château de Férage, picture by Han van Meegeren

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