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Second Largest Live Oak in Texas

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Address: 1218 Walnut St, Columbus, TX 78934-2127
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BEST TREE EVER

One of the best trees ive seen in a while. LiciaW has no idea what shes talking about. She must have not taken any tree history courses in school, like I have, because no one... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Tr33Hugg3r
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the best trees ive seen in a while. LiciaW has no idea what shes talking about. She must have not taken any tree history courses in school, like I have, because no one can look at this amazing piece of wooden history and be underwhelmed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This tree was my great grandparents tree, when they died, they willed it to the city. I love this tree, and the great memories of childhood summer days. I do miss seeing thier little white house on the lot but i still sit under that tree when i visit and remember happy and fun summers there! Very awesome tree!!!

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Thank Brandi G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

The tree is really large! And it is living. Feels like an old soul. You can tell it is old, the trunk looks like an old man that has lived a long and vibrant life. Nice photo op. The teens loved a good Instagram picture!

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Thank Spoonermomma1
Katy, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Worth the stop if you are in the area and love trees. Truly majestic tree, amazed it weathered so many centuries.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

The tree is truly majesty. Stop and ponder the gnarled branches and the massive trunk and limbs. Its amazing to consider how long its been there and what its seen. But its not really even in a park. Its in the lawn of a Butane company. THere are a few spaces on the street. Park at the Dollar General next... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Only really worth a stop if it's on your route. It's definitely not worth a detour. Park in the rough layby area right in front of the tree.

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Dickinson, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

This incredible tree is almost unbelievable . . . 500 years old . . . what has happened beneath this tree? Standing by its trunk makes one feel incredibly small. The gnarls on each limb and the bumps on the trunk are scars of its long life. It has survived and you will enjoy taking in the shade beneath the... More 

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

This is worth a stop. There is nothing to see or do beside the 500 year old tree, so it really is a quick five minute stop. Access to the tree is off the main drag (Walnut St.). Don't follow your GPS to the road behind the tree. There is no parking. The parking on Walnut is hard to see.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Worth the stop! Incredible to believe this tree has stood for at least 550 years! If you some time to stop in Columbus must see :)

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

This is really cool, but you may have to drive by a couple of times to see it. It is not marked very well, but is quite a sight.

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