Penny OSullivan in
05 19th, 2010 |
The food was fabulous, the music hot, but it was the DeBore oak in Audubon Park, New Orleans, which filled me with awe on a recent trip. This live oak (Quercus virgianiana), located near Audubon Park Zoo and Exposition Boulevard, has a trunk circumference of 35 feet 2 inches at chest height and a canopy spread of 165 feet.
Planted more than 250 years ago, it has stunning looks and a fine pedigree that dates back to the plantation of Etienne de Boré, a former New Orleans mayor who brought vital sugar-granulation technology to Louisiana. Landscape architect John...