5 year old buck +
I logged this area 17 or 18 years ago. It was about 60% Oak, 30% Birch and 10% Popple (Aspen). We cut all the Birch and Popple. Look at the accelerated growth on this Burr Oak. There was a 5 year period where it put on 2 inchs of diameter. That is almost unheard of. I wish I did not have to cut it down, but it was getting so big that it was shading out a great clover plot. I cut down a Red Oak 30 feet away that had even faster growth. You don't realize just how much your trees change over the years.