In 2009, a 150-year-old live oak tree named “Mr. Al” was saved from certain death by a group of local citizens in the New Iberia area. The story was published in several local newspapers, though, none of the reporters seemed to get all of the backstory correct. This post is intended to set the record … Continue reading Saving the Mr. Al Oak
It looks like I’ll be revisiting the 30-something project on and off during 2016, mainly to add a few “stragglers” – oaks that I missed in my original list of possible 30-something-sized trees or others that have turned up since my last entry. In this post, I’ll feature examples of both. The Marvin McGraw Memorial Oak – This old … Continue reading The Marvin McGraw and Mr. Mike oaks
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The Stonaker Oak was #18 on Dr. Edwin Stephens list of the first 43 inductee trees in the Live Oak Society in 1934. It’s an old oak with lots of stories. It was named for J.S. Stonaker who in 1934 owned the property on which the old tree was growing. The photo below was made … Continue reading The Stonaker Oak – John James Audubon’s Favorite Live Oak?
A number of readers have been visiting my 2015 post about my search for the oldest live oaks in Louisiana; those that are near 30 feet in girth or larger. Since 2015, I’ve added a few more old oaks to this list and am still tracking down leads on others. Thankfully, I keep learning of … Continue reading Louisiana’s Oldest Oaks – My top 23