Sorry for the posting delay…these summer days are keeping me busy
A 500 hundred year old tree that survived Katrina, yes please! This was by far that largest and most glorious tree I have ever seen. 500 years….it’s hard to believe We found this tree located on the front lawn of the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, Miss.
Current measurements show a 50-foot height; diameter of the trunk is 5 feet 9 inches; circumference of the trunk is 18 feet 7 inchees; spread of foliage is 156 feet. The average length of the main lateral limbs is 60-66 feet from the trunk; average circumference of the limbs at the trunk is 7 1/2 feet; the tree forms almost 16,000 feet of shelter; and laterial roots go out 150 feet.
See that abandoned building in the back of the tree, these beautiful flowers were still growing….love!