Sunday, April 7, 2013

Trimming a Giant Oak Tree--1948

Tall oak trees still grace Oak Avenue in 2013.  Were they planted by residents in honor of the name or was the street named in honor of the existing trees?  Some of the oaks along the avenue may predate the neighborhood.  One giant oak still sits in the front yard of 5729 Oak Avenue and towers over two other properties.  In 1948, Charles Vogt of 5733 Oak Avenue climbed up and onto the tree to do some trimming.  Although the job looks rather precarious to me, you can see the expanse of the branches even then.  I have included views of the regal tree in 2013.  The historic image is courtesy of Chuck and Joyce Vogt.  You may see more images of the tree by clicking on the Vogt Family link below. Walking under these amazing specimens reminds one that the old Chinese phrase rings true:  The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago.  The second best time is now.

Charles Vogt (5733 Oak Avenue) trims a giant oak tree at 5729 Oak Avenue in 1948.

Giant oak trees have towered over Oak Avenue for decades.

A beautiful oak tree in the front yard of 5729 Oak Avenue

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