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Wye Mills in Talbot County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

A Glimpse Inside a Giant

 
 
A Glimpse Inside a Giant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 21, 2017
1. A Glimpse Inside a Giant Marker
Inscription. The branch that once grew from the “face” before you weighed in at around 35 tons and was nearly 50 feet long. That’s on single branch!

This segment of the tree reveals much about trees in general. The rings that can be seen represent the age of the tree. Each ring show one year of growth.
 
Erected by Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
 
Location. 38° 56.354′ N, 76° 4.861′ W. Marker is in Wye Mills, Maryland, in Talbot County. Touch for map. This marker is in Wye Oak State Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14200 Old Wye Mills Road, Wye Mills MD 21679, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wye Oak House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Wye Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); Wye Oak * National Champion White Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); The “Little House” in the Shade (within shouting distance of this marker); Wye Grist Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Brief History of the Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); So, How Does a Mill Work? (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wye Grist Mill and Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wye Mills.
 
Categories. EnvironmentHorticulture & ForestryScience & Medicine
 
A Glimpse Inside a Giant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 21, 2017
2. A Glimpse Inside a Giant Marker
A Glimpse Inside a Giant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 21, 2017
3. A Glimpse Inside a Giant Marker
Preservered Section of the Wye Oak image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 21, 2017
4. Preservered Section of the Wye Oak
Growth and Structure image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 21, 2017
5. Growth and Structure
Many people believe that trees grow taller throughout the entire tree. However, tree growth, in terms of height, actually only occurs at the branches. Although the trunk does get wider, it does not actually grow higher. That is why if a tree is ever scratched or marked that mark will stay at the same height for the trees entire existence.

Outer bark — Protects the tree from weather, insects, disease, fire and animals.

Sapwood — Sap rises through these cells from roots to crown. Food for seed production and for new tree growth is also stored here.

Heartwood — Core inactive cells, formerly sapwood, which gives the tree strength and durability.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 2, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 77 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 2, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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