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To Larry Tucei - regarding Gabriel Oak

Posted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:41 pm
by williamguion
Larry - just a note to commend you on your continuing search for live oaks across the Gulf South. Though, I noticed in your post about your trip through St. Martinville, LA, that you mis-identified the Gabriel Oak. The tree you photographed appears to be one next door and a little behind the Old Castillo Hotel which is right across the street from the Evangeline Oak. It's a beautiful sized tree - it could be one registerecd with the Live Oak Society named either the Tony Barras Oak or Hypolite Barras Oak. I wasn't able to confirm either, but it's close in size to both. In truth, the Gabriel Oak is located a ways north out of town at the Longfellow Evangeline State Park. It's marked with a plaque. Just as in life Gabriel and Evangeline were separated, so with the oaks named after them. Keep up the great work. WG

Re: To Larry Tucei - regarding Gabriel Oak

Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:21 am
by Larry Tucei
William, Thanks for the correction. I'll have to get back down and find out which is the correct name. A good excuse for me to have to come back to a beautiful area! I saw several more large Live Oaks last time down and wanted to come back. I just haven't made the trip back yet. Thanks again. Larry