I would say the path is about 1m wide so the base of the tree at ground level (by the exposed roots) is about 3m or 10'. 10' circumference is only about 3¼' diameter and clearly it is much bigger than that.

Alan C

-----Original Message----- From: Larry Colen
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Wonderful photo. Unfortunately without a person, or anything to give scale, in it the trunk only looks like about ten feet in circumference rather than diameter, that pathway next to it only looks a couple of feet wide.

On October 11, 2016 9:20:40 AM PDT, Paul Stenquist <pnstenqu...@mac.com> wrote:
This Rochester Hills, Michigan  tree is said to be the largest Bebb Oak
in the United States. It measures about ten feet in diameter at its
base, and one of its weighty limbs rests on the ground. It
is estimated to be at least 250 years old, although that has never been
determined for certain, because common testing means might injure it.
Sometimes we’re so caught up in things, it’s hard to see the trees for
the forest. I must have driven by this massive tree dozens of times
since I arrived in Michigan and never noticed it. I only discovered it
after a lady friend, who arrived here from Italy just a dozen years ago
or so, pointed it out to me and asked if I would photograph it for her.
I finally did so this morning, just before sunrise. It’s on a busy
street, so my angles were limited. I cloned out a couple of street
signs and a bit of pavement. The tree predates them by hundreds of
years, so I figured its entitled to a clean environment.

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