I made a trip last month to Red Oak Oklahoma to attend my friend's bridal shower.
She insisted that we drive off the beaten path to Tamaha, Oklahoma, where I saw the most HUGE pin oak tree EVER.
My friend Kalyn had campaigned in this area years earlier and saw this HUGE tree by the Senior Citizen Center in Tamaha, Oklahoma - she was AMAZED at the size, but the locals thought nothing of it, as "it had always been there."
So, after the bridal shower, Kalyn, Janie and I met Kalyn's mother and aunt in Tamaha. According to Wikipedia, Tamaha had 198 residents after the 2000 census. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 6.4 square miles (16.7 km²), of which, 6.4 square miles (16.6 km²) of it is land and 0.16% is water.
The largest oak tree in Oklahoma - maybe the world?
These four adult women (see photo) stretched to hold hands in an attempt to encircle the tree trunk while I snapped a photo. The four were unable to encircle it - a fifth adult was needed.
My friend Janie is a bit of a tree expert and estimated the tree's age to be over 300 years.I had to walk about a football field length away to snap the photo of the full tree.
Oklahoma - it's not the barren land you might think!
Now, if you've seen an oak tree larger than this, I would like to hear about it!