Wild Florida Photo -The Fairchild Oak

The Fairchild Oak

Volusia Co. FL 10/23/09
Volusia Co. FL 10/23/09

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This majestic live oak tree can be found at Bulow Creek State Park. Estimated to be more than 400 years old, it was named for botanist Dr. David Fairchild who was fond of and visited the tree regularly in the early 1900s. This is the same Fairchild that Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens in Coral Gables, Florida is named after.
The Fairchild Oak is one of the highlights of the Ormond Scenic Loop and Trail. Capt. James Ormond's 19th century Damietta plantation included this landmark oak tree.
Quercus virginiana can be found in nearly every Florida county and ranges through the southeastern coastal states from Virginia into Texas.

The Fairchild Oak was the subject of the October 2014 Paul Rebmann Nature Photography blog post.

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