The Old Senator Quercus Virginiania
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
N 29° 54.371 W 081° 19.057
17R E 469337 N 3308432
One of Florida's oldest and largest Live Oaks. This tree is located in the parking lot of a local hotel but is publically accessible.
Waymark Code: WM2TRC
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 12/21/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Black Dog Trackers
Views: 95

One of the oldest Live Oaks in Florida. Not the largest but quite possibly the oldest. Considering that this tree is located just a mile or so from the coast it is a testament to the tree's strength that it has survived, storms and time to be one of Florida's oldest and largest trees.
Genus/Species: Live Oak

Height: 70

Girth: 8

Method of obtaining height: Sighting along a 45 degree angle

Method of obtaining girth: Arm reaching

Location type: Private property

Age: 600

Historical significance:
This tree is only 600 feet from Ponce De Leon's purported sighting of the Fountain of Youth in St Augustine Fla and has been reported as being seen by Ponce de Leon himself.

Website reference: [Web Link]

Walk time: 0

Planter: Not listed

Parking coordinates: Not Listed

Photograpy coordinates: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
A closeup picture of your GPS receiver in your hand, with the tree in the background, is required. If the tree is on private property, this closeup photograph with the tree in the background may be taken from the nearest public vantage point without actually going to the tree.
The required photograph does not need to show the entire tree, but the individual tree must be recognizable.
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