The Big Tree

When I recently wrote in my other blog [Pit’s Fritztown News] about trying to raise new oaks in our garden, I was reminded of one of the most spectacular specimens of a Southern Live Oak [Quercus Virginiana], „The Big Tree“ in Goose Island State Park at the Texas Gulf Coast near Rockport/Fulton. Here it is:

The „Big Tree“ in Goose Island State Park

The vital statistics of that magnificent tree:

  • Trunk circumference:  35 feet 1.75 inches or 10.71 meters
  • Average trunk diameter:  11 feet 2.25 inches or 3.41 meters
  • Crown spread:  89 feet or 27.1 meters
  • Height:  44 feet or 13.4 meters
  • Age:  In excess of 1,000 years