Cathedral Oak - Lafayette, LA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member scrambler390
N 30° 13.386 W 092° 01.393
15R E 593998 N 3343910
Quick Description: Second Vice President of the Live Oak Society, the Cathedral Oak (also known as the St. John the Evangelist Cathedral Oak) has a 28 foot circumference and is estimated at 500 years old.
Location: Louisiana, United States
Date Posted: 6/13/2014 10:31:14 AM
Waymark Code: WMKY7H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
Views: 1

Long Description:
Amazing tree, photos do not do it justice. Located about 200 feet left of the front entrance of the St. John Cathedral. Tree is entirely fenced off with numerous plaques. Tree appeared healthy and well maintained, as well as the grounds. According to plaque placed in 2011, tree was estimated at 500 years old. Average spread was 138 feet and height of 128 feet. Diameter is 9 feet with a whopping 28 foot 9 inch circumference. The largest "limb" is estimated to weigh 72 TONS. That is amazing.It is also listed as tree # 65 on the Live Oak registry.
Genus/Species: Quercus virginiana

Height: 126

Girth: 28

Method of obtaining height: Reliable source

Method of obtaining girth: Reliable source

Location type: Other public property

Age: 500

Historical significance:
It's exceptional size in year 1821 was the reason the St. John Cathedral was built on current location.

Website reference: [Web Link]

Walk time: 1

Planter: Not listed

Parking coordinates: Not Listed

Photograpy coordinates: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
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