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The Treaty Oak, Jacksonville, FL

The Treaty Oak, Jacksonville, FL

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The Treaty Oak is an octopus-like Southern live oak (Quercus virginiana) in Jacksonville, Florida. The tree is estimated to be 250 years old and may be the single oldest living thing in Jacksonville, predating the founding of the city by Isaiah Hart during the 1820s.

The tree has a trunk over 25 feet in circumference, it rises to height of 70 feet, and its crown spreads over 145 feet, with twisting branches that bow to the ground and curl back up. The oak shades a roughly circular area, about 190 feet in diameter.

The name's origin is generally believed to be related to some local apocryphal stories about peace accords between Native Americans and Spanish or American settlers signed under its branches. In reality, the name was created by the Florida Times-Union journalist Pat Moran who, in an attempt to rescue it from destruction by developers, wrote an article in the early 1930s claiming a treaty had been signed at the site by native Floridians and early settlers and called it Treaty Oak. Prior to that, the tree was known simply as Giant Oak

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by Hook
Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:58 pm
 
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Tree Top Time Lapse (2 months)

Tree Top Time Lapse (2 months)

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Published on Jun 1, 2012 by ElusiveJuice
Placement, retrieval, and footage from a brinno time lapse camera hung 90' up a Sycamore tree overlooking Big Darby Creek


Sycamore time lapse 2 months

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iU691Bk26sA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iU691Bk26sA

Published on Jun 1, 2012 by ElusiveJuice

Just in case you are not interested in watching the climbing bit... Here is the time lapse video captured by my brinno camera from 90' in a sycamore tree during the transition of spring. brinno time lapse camera hung 90' up a sycamore tree for 2 months, one photo every 4 hours.
by Hook
Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:08 pm
 
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