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    Texasí 2nd Largest Live Oak
    1218 (Old US 90)

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    TX Famous Tree - Columbus Oak
    Columbus Oak
    Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, December 2009
    The big oak in Columbus didnít quite measure up to being Texasí biggest. That claim is held by the Big Tree near Rockport. But getting the bronze isnít bad. There are not as many magnificent trees in Columbus as there once was. Storms, lightning strikes, construction, drought (and at least one overzealous woodcutter) have reduced the number. But there are still plenty of survivors to be found in Columbusí parks, schoolyards and cemeteries.

    To find the 2nd largest Live Oak in Texas, travel west from the courthouse on Walnut Street (Old US 90) passing the light at Co Road 329. The tree is on the right, directly opposite the tire store in the metal building. Parking on the shoulder is limited to only three spaces.
    TX Famous Tree - Columbus Oak sign
    Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, December 2009

    Columbus Oak

    "The Columbus Oak is the 2nd largest live oak tree in Texas. This Massive tree is 70 feet tall with a trunk circumference of 329 inches. The average crown spread is 111 feet. Our oak is estimated to be 500 years old, or older."
    TX Famous Tree - Columbus Oak  with Resurrection Fern
    Resurrection Fern grows on the crevices of the Columbus Oak
    TE Photo, 2001
    TX Famous Tree - Columbus Oak   with Resurrection Fern
    More Resurrection Fern on the Columbus Oak
    Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, December 2009
    TX Famous Tree - Columbus Oak private property sign
    Private Property
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    Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, December 2009
    TX Famous Tree - Columbus Oak gnarled trunk
    Columbus Oak Trunk Close-up
    Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, December 2009
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    The Columbus Oak in 2005
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    The Columbus Oak in 2001
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    TX Famous Tree - Columbus Oak gnarled trunk
    Columbus Oak Gnarled Trunk
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    TX Famous Tree - Columbus Oak close up
    Columbus Oak in 2001
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    TX Famous Tree - Columbus Oak sign
    The Columbus Oak 2001 Sign
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