Giant oak downed on Katies Run was
about 13 feet in circumference

Expansive root system gave way during high wind


The good news, a lot of wood for winter burning

A giant oak tree fell victim to recent high wind, at the McCormick-Yoak Camp on Katies Run, off State Rt. 5 at Annamoriah.

Jim McCormick (left) said the large tree had a circumference of about 13 feet, and has flourished along a small stream.

McCormick and his son spent Wednesday splitting the tree into firewood. "It's going to make a lot of firewood for this winter, "he said.

The Calhoun woods have taken a beating since the Ice Storm of 2003 and more recent high wind events.

Calhoun is among America's most forested counties, about 90%.

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