The Big Tree - We love this tree as do all the birds...cardinals are everywhere, welcoming the season in festive Red and Brown! Happy Holidays to all!
Here is another more famous Big Tree in Rockport, Texas - Oh the Stories it could tell!
From Wiki...The "Big Tree" is one of the most famous live oaks in the world. It was named Texas State Champion Virginia Live Oak (Quercus virginiana) in 1969 and retained that title until 2003 when a larger tree was discovered in Brazoria County, Texas. It is thought to be one of the largest in the United States.
The Texas Forest Service estimates the tree to be over 1,000 years old, other recent estimates place it nearer to 2,000 years old. Also known as Bishop Oak and Lamar Oak, the Big Tree is a charter member (#16) of the Live Oak Society, and has been the subject of one of Ripley's "Believe It or Not" cartoons. The Big Tree is possibly the oldest live oak. It possesses a circumference of over 35 feet, is more than 45 feet tall and has a crown spread of 90 feet...more