16 inch bar on the saw
Impressive. I'm sure the roots go down 21.4 ft! Are those similar or same to what I call a water oak? This one sitting on your upland section or more down in one of the drainage? Cool pic.
I had no clue that oak trees could be grown so quickly. Here that would be impressive growth for even a swamp maple let a lone oak trees. It wouldn't be surprising if having some of those less desirable nuts and fruit trees contributes to your deer growing larger than the area norm since they get to eat nutritious foods for a longer period than properties without so much diversification- Great habitat work there as always Steve!
I have some pin oaks and deer seem uninterested in them too...Pin oak is a very slow growing tree here with very small acorns and are the last acorn to be eaten here. I have some big sized trees and the acorns are always small. Turkeys love them and you like turkeys so that's the only critter I would plant them for but to be honest I wouldn't waste the space to plant them. JMO