Forest Service Investigates Monster Near Bayou
By Gary Endlsey
JEFFERSON- At the request of the City of Jefferson, Jason Jones and Chad Wiley, Resource Specialists for the Texas Forest Service in Linden, investigated a behemoth Quercus phellos, the scientific name for willow oak, near the intersection of Camp and Marshall Streets inside the Port Jefferson Restoration Park. The purpose of the survey was to determine the giant specimen’s metrics for possible nomination as the largest willow oak on the Texas Big Tree Registry. Using big tree protocol, trees of the same species are compared by virtue of circumference, height, and crown spread.