Photos from Florida's Capital City (and occasionally a few from other interesting places I have been fortunate enough to visit in my travels!)
Thursday, October 29, 2009
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.
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Just love our Oak Trees.......we have an enormous one at church!
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.
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.
Hello dear Lois!
This tree is fabulous and thanks for the link and information.
You took great pictures!
They are such amazing trees.
That is such a beautiful tree. I love old oaks.
What a beauty! I hope he stays around for another hundred years or so.
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.
As a tree fanatic I obviously love this one. A fantastic tree. Thanks for the link with all the info.
What a beautiful old tree!
That's abeautiful tree! The trunks reaching the ground are amazing!
Such an awesome captures!
What a beautiful old tree. Interesting history. MB
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.
i want a tree like this in my little garden
That's amazing! I don't know if I've ever seen such a big tree.
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
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).
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