There was an large white oak, known as the grandest white oak, in New Braintree, MA. It was destroyed by an arsonist, but I was fortunate to have been introduced to it and its location by Don and Beth Roberts, two photography enthusiasts I know.
Here, we see Don using his camera to get a ground-level perspective. The photo doesn’t really show you how large this tree was as I was using a wide angle lens. These lenses distort perspective, making near objects larger and far objects smaller. In fact, you could easily take ten or more photographers, shoulder to shoulder, and stand them around the base of the tree. Unfortunately, that’s no longer possible.