Monday morning a co-worker and I met up in Slidell, La. We
vehicles and headed for Audubon Park in New Orleans looking for
30 footer. We arrived at about 1030, he grew up in N.O., so he
around a bit before we got to the park. He
knew of a larger tree
near the back of the park so we started there. Wow, I saw the
the car, huge tree. We we got over to it and I thought how old
Oak must be, around 400-500! A beautiful rounded crown specimen,
the largest root mass I've ever seen on any tree. A single trunk
forked limbs splitting at 15' above the ground. This tree looks
to the Middleton Oak you guys measured. The results, Audubon Park
CBH-35'2", Spread-165', making it the
trunk tree I've seen or measured. Making it the new #2 on our
Located next to Exposition Blvd., Audubon Park, New Orleans, La.
||The Audubon Park Oak- CBH-35 2, Spread-165,
making it the new # 2 on our list.
noticed a Large Cherrybark Oak and had to measure it,
very large for a park setting. CBH-16'2", Spread-78',making it the largest
Cherrybark I've measured!
A large Cherry bark Oak at Audubon Park, CBH-162, Spread-78.
we started walking around the park looking at all the
Oaks, they are everywhere. There are approx. 1000 Live Oaks here
269 being registered with the LA Live Oak Society. I could spend
couple of days here to find larger trees, but time was short so
only measure a few more before we left for Mandeville, La to see
National Champion Live Oak. The Seven Sisters Oak, measuring 38'
2001. Two more Live Oaks in the park measured, CBH-23'2",
and CBH-23',Spread-120'. It was now time
||The remaining trees from Audubon Park. Cbh-232, Spread-105 , Cbh-23, Spread-120. Cbh-214, Spread-118.
Making these Oaks the new # 20, 22 and
# 25 on our list.
NO and crossed the 24 mile Lake Ponchatrain Bridge north to
We arrived at the Champ at about 2:30, located on private
took a couple of photos, but didn't measure the Champ without
permission. I'm going to contact them, and return at a later
tree is about an hour from where I live. I'm looking forward to
||I got some photos, but didnt measure the tree without the owners permission. Cbh-38, measured in 2001. I will write the owners for permission to measure the Oak. What a Huge tree! I cant wait to measure it to see the change in growth since 2001.
In closing I'd say what a special place the Audubon Park is, I
imagine the Native Americans and wildlife living in the Groves
Ancient Oaks. If you get a chance to see them, you should. Ed,
I'll send some photos.