Photo of Live Oak (Quercus virginiana): Fort Worth cemetery Live Oak tree

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jmorth
Nov 30, 2017 12:11 PM CST
This is a historic oak growing since the revolutionary war era (late 1700's). During the Civil War (mid 1800's) it was renamed as the Turner Oak; in the 1990's it received this accolade:
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Why designated the Turner Oak:
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Nov 30, 2017 12:24 PM CST
Beautiful shots J! I love the big old live oaks! We have a small botanical gardens here in town with quite a few very old, large oaks around the grounds; one is also known as a Confederate Oak; legend has it that confederate soldiers frequently camped beneath it during the civil war. There are lots of Bromeliads growing around and on the trees and a few years ago they had to erect a fence around some of them to keep people from trampling and destroying the broms and climbing the oaks.

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central Illinois
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Plant Identifier
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jmorth
Nov 30, 2017 1:22 PM CST
Thanks Lin.
Ft Worth has a Civil War museum not far from my brother in law, visiting it is on our next itinerary.
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Nov 30, 2017 3:04 PM CST
I love visiting old cemeteries and reading the headstones ... when legible.
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