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THE RIO FRIO LANDMARK OAK

Rio Frio, Texas
The Rio Frio Oak is the third largest Live Oak tree in the state - after the Goose Island Oak outside of Rockport, and the Columbus Oak in Columbus.
Rio Frio Oak and boy, Rio Frio, Texas
The Rio Frio Oak
Photo courtesy Don Eichler, 2006
This tree is somewhat hidden due to a hedge and fence directly in front of it. It's crown blends into the landscape. The Friends of the Rio Frio Oak have erected an historic marker, but the fence is festooned with no trespassing signs and a good view of the massive trunk is difficult - a photo nearly impossible.


John Troesser
2001
Rio Frio Landmark Oak
The difficult to see Rio FrioTree
Photo by John Troesser, 2001
Rio Frio Landmark Oak historical marker
Rio Frio Landmark Oak historical marker
TE photo, 2001
Landmark Oak tree trunk, Rio Frio Texas
A postcard of the tree taken back in the late 60s or early 70s.
TE Postcard Archives

Rio Frio Landmark Oak Forum

  • Subject: Rio Frio Oak Tree

    I thought you might like to have pictures of The Rio Frio Oak Tree. These were made this week while we were in the area. The boy in the picture is Luke Wines, son of Bob & Ronda. - Sincerely, Don Eichler, Center Point, Texas, September 04, 2006
  • Rio Frio Oak tree, Rio Frio, Texas
    The Rio Frio Oak

    Photo courtesy Don Eichler, 2006
    Rio Frio Oak tree, Rio Frio, Texas

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