Thursday, October 29, 2009

Spreading Oak


 
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This old oak is known as the Lichgate Oak and is located on 3 acres of woods right in the middle of Tallahassee. It is registered with the Live Oak Society and you can find out more about the history of this tree by going here. It is so big that I could not get the whole tree in my picture. Several of its branches are so long and heavy that they have touched the ground and started growing back up again. The second picture shows a shot from the other side of the tree and a little closer. To get a better look, it is well worth enlarging these pictures.

18 comments:

Darla said...

Just love our Oak Trees.......we have an enormous one at church!

Julie said...

All those whispy white bits, Lois. Are they roots or is it lichen? Very beautiful and ancient. I like all the students lounging around under it.

Hilda said...

Oh wow, Lois! This is such a magnificent and awe-inspiring tree!

I read Laura Jepsen's story — I think she's as magnificent and awe-inspiring as the tree she worked so hard to preserve. I am so happy the institute keeps it for her and for the town. Beautiful.

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello dear Lois!
This tree is fabulous and thanks for the link and information.
You took great pictures!
Léia

B SQUARED said...

They are such amazing trees.

James said...

That is such a beautiful tree. I love old oaks.

Halcyon said...

What a beauty! I hope he stays around for another hundred years or so.

Frank said...

Lois, that is what we call a GRAND oak. In every way. Amazing size. Now why couldn't you get the whole tree in your viewfinder. LOL.

Steffe said...

As a tree fanatic I obviously love this one. A fantastic tree. Thanks for the link with all the info.

Tricia said...

What a beautiful old tree!

JM said...

That's abeautiful tree! The trunks reaching the ground are amazing!

Regina said...

Such an awesome captures!

Happy weekend.

Small City Scenes said...

What a beautiful old tree. Interesting history. MB

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

It really is an awesome tree and old too. I saw one similar to this over around Sarasota as I recall. It was years ago so I might be wrong. But it did the same thing and was a big tree.

Bergson said...

i want a tree like this in my little garden

Lisa Wilson said...

That's amazing! I don't know if I've ever seen such a big tree.

Corker2 said...

What a great , huge, old Oak Tree! I'll bet if that Oak could talk, could you just Imagine what it would have to say, from all those years in the past. Nice photo, Lois

Les

Clytie said...

Very awe inspiring. When I first saw the pictures, I thought the limbs on the ground had broken off. Then I read your comment and realize I was wrong! I am certainly glad some of these wonderful trees are being preserved (we call them 'heritage trees' here).