Southern Live Oak

Quercus virginiana

TREE PROFILE The Southern Live Oak is a picturesque tree originally from the Southeast coastal sand dunes. It is a signature street tree in New Orleans with its impressive twisting trunks and branches, gracefully sweeping to the earth. A mature Live Oak grows 40 to 80 feet tall and is capable of consuming up to 1,000 gallons of water per day. 

WHERE TO FIND THIS TREE Enjoy the shade under the Southern Live Oaks between N. Prieur St. and N. Claiborne Ave.

Photo by Patrick Niddrie


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