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Live Oaks on the Beach at Jekyll Island, GA

Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:48 pm
by edfrank
Live Oaks on the Beach at Jekyll Island, GA
photo gallery by Randy Cyr

http://www.nativetreesociety.org/fieldt ... eckyll.htm
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This is a nine image gallery posted on the NTS website. Please click on the url above to check it out.

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Re: Live Oaks on the Beeach at Jekyll Island, GA

Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:02 pm
by jamesrobertsmith
I was born near there. We used to make the short drive to the beach almost every weekend. For decades it was just about the only place here in the south where you could count on seeing wild turkey. The dune fields have been steadily eroding over the decades. Partly because many dunes were bulldozed to make way for the construction of hotels and such. This exacerbated the natural movements of the barrier island. At one spot there I've noticed that the State went in and tried to recreate dunes by building them up with machinery and attempting to plant them with native shrubs and grasses. Not sure how well that's working out. The place is also packed with the invasive sand spur. Don't walk there barefoot.