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COLUMBUS OAK

Columbus, Texas

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
"Handle with Care"

Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, December 2009
TX Famous Tree - Columbus Oak gnarled trunk
Columbus Oak Trunk Close-up
Photo courtesy William Beauchamp, December 2009
TX Famous Tree - Columbus Oak in 2005
The Columbus Oak in 2005
TE Photo
TX Famous Tree - Columbus Oak in 2001
The Columbus Oak in 2001
TE Photo
TX Famous Tree - Columbus Oak gnarled trunk
Columbus Oak Gnarled Trunk
TE Photo, 2005
TX Famous Tree - Columbus Oak close up
Columbus Oak in 2001
TE Photo
TX Famous Tree - Columbus Oak sign
The Columbus Oak 2001 Sign
TE Photo

Columbus, Texas Historic Trees:
  • Columbus Court Oak
  • Columbus Oak - Texas' Second Largest Live Oak
  • Columbus Hanging Tree
  • Columbus Courthouse Magnolias

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