Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 4, 1974 · Page 9
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Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas · Page 9

Hope, Arkansas
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Friday, October 4, 1974
Page 9
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Friday. October 4, 1974 H0t»*3 (ARK.) STAR Page Nine Looking for trees., BIG The gargantuan oak, standing about 175 feet, dwarfs a parked car Keeping an eye out for large trees, J.G. Prescott of McCaS has found a couple of big ones recently. Su county surveyor for Hempstead County does a lot of traveling around the countryside in his job. And while traveling, Prescott keeps an eye out for trees of Rce Washington, Arkansas, McCaskill revealed the location of an oak tree that measured ap- nroSnately 27 to 28 feet in diameter. The tree was an esSed H5 feet inheigth. From the ground to the fork in the main truck was estimated at 100 feet. The tree is located about 1,000 feet on Highway 4 from the intersection of Highway 4 and Highway 195 in Washington. It is situated about 15 feet off the highway. located in front the old jailhouse in the historic town was a boid d'arc tree that measured 12 feet in diameter. The tree which was dying stood about 75 feet. Prescott said that in all his travels he had never seen a bois d'arc tree of this size. Washington is also the site of the world's largest Magnolia tree. " " ^" tt' -i > .&»• » > » , • The trunk of the oak tree measures about 27 feet Photos by Roger Head J. G. PRESCOTT Preseott stands beside the bois d'arc tree

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