19 January 2011

Urban Forestry Success, Treaty Oak, Quercus virginiana

Live Oak, Quercus virginiana Downtown Jacksonville, Florida
The 'Treaty Oak' is a live oak, Quercus virginiana and is growing on the banks of the St. Johns River in Downtown Jacksonville, Florida.

Though surrounded by tall urban buildings, the tree flourishes.

The tree's large limbs are supported with cables and lighting shields protects the oak from electrical storms.

Treaty Oak is one example of successful Urban Forestry.

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