Monday, February 1, 2010

The Big Tree

The Big Tree

Click on the sign and read the beautiful poem about the tree

Here at Goose Island State Park there are many things to see and do. The birds are abundant and besides all the water that surrounds you there are some really beautiful old live oak trees. Their trunks are twisted and they may look ugly to some, but I think they are really beautiful.

We kept seeing signs for "The Big Tree" so we decided to take a ride and see what it is all about!

This park is huge, and it was a couple of miles to get there from where we camp. The "Big Tree" is fenced off, but you can walk up very close to it.

This tree is considered to be the largest live oak tree in Texas and amongst the largest in the world.

It is over 1000 years old. The trunk circumfrance is over 35 ft. The height is 44 ft. and the crown spreads out over 89 ft.


  1. Sooo cool grandma. I liked the poem. I miss you so much. Can't wait to see you in the spring.
    Love, Ellie

  2. Grandma sure misses her Ellie too!!!