Big Live Oak of Yesteryear

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Larry Tucei
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Big Live Oak of Yesteryear

Post by Larry Tucei » Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:03 pm

NTS, Giant Live Oak in St. Martin Parish - biggest oak in captivity - 33 feet 4 inches in circumference, four feet above the ground, on the farm of Mrs. Arnaud Robert, ten miles from Lafayette. Photographed September 28, 1930. Tape measure showing diameter of ten feet 7 inches being held by Miss Jeanne Leblanc and Del Goulas. I'll have to find out if it's still around, I doubt it. You get some Idea of how large the Live Oaks of old would have been. This tree would be in the 300+ year old range and in 1600-1630 not many Europeans were in south Louisiana. Did Indians plant it or was it natural? No records from then! I would love to measure a monster like this! Larry
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