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Wounded Ancient Oak
20 November 2005 Coleen Perilloux Landry

Wounded Ancient Oak

A huge, draping branch on this live oak was damaged during the hurricanes and had to be amputated.
The live oak, Quercus virginiana, stays green year round and that is why so much of our southern landscape is always green.
Tonight at 8 p.m. CBS will air a holiday movie which was filmed at St. Joseph's Abbey, Houmas House Plantation and in parts of New Orleans, many of the scenes that I have featured on my PaD.
The six geese that the producers brought to the Abbey for the "Six Geese A Laying" scene are currently swimming happily in their new home in the Abbey lake.


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camms11-Mar-2006 05:46
Beautiful!!
Tine Verheyden23-Nov-2005 13:24
really magnificent tree, i'm sorry to see the wound, I hope it will survive
Buz Kiefer22-Nov-2005 22:58
Still a magnificent tree. Look at the character and beauty of it. Very nice image.
poochdad22-Nov-2005 22:44
wounded but still venerable.
JW21-Nov-2005 18:36
Another inspirational image of a tree surviving against the odds. I've heard it said of English Oaks that they are not truly mature until the centre is hollow!
Al Chesworth21-Nov-2005 17:47
Nice capture Coleen, these tree's are resiliant.
Lets hope it's going to survive.
Guest 21-Nov-2005 16:45
This tree may be wounded, but she appear to be a tough lady. She will make it just like the rest of the region.
Neal Nye21-Nov-2005 13:39
I wonder how many hurricanes it has survived in its lifetime. It's an encouraging sight.
ewa toll21-Nov-2005 12:54
wounderful
Linda Willets21-Nov-2005 12:44
A strong tree ..
laine8221-Nov-2005 12:43
It looks like it will stand another hundred years...beautiful trees.
Karen Stuebing21-Nov-2005 11:13
That is an incredible tree, huge and old. The amputation actually looks painful. As time weathers it, I think it will blend in but now the wound looks fresh. What is the name of the movie?
Zak21-Nov-2005 11:04
great old tree!
Dennis Hoyne21-Nov-2005 05:26
Lovely image, wonderful spanish moss too.
papajim21-Nov-2005 04:41
Excellent image. That is one amazing tree.
Cindy Flood21-Nov-2005 03:37
What a beautiful oak. It is too bad that it was damaged, but it is still lovely.
Elaine (etfitz)21-Nov-2005 03:34
Wonderful old tree!
Karen Leaf21-Nov-2005 03:20
Such a beautiful tree Coleen. Looked for the movie but our local stations must have changed the sked around cause of the late football games...
CJ Burianek21-Nov-2005 02:23
Beautiful shot of the old oak tree! Love the branches - sorry to see it has lost one.
Herb Knufken21-Nov-2005 01:21
Nice image
Scott Schexnaydre21-Nov-2005 01:00
Great shot of this old oak. I may have a pre katrina pic of this oak, somewhere.
petesie21-Nov-2005 01:00
Beautiful image of this stately tree. So glad you told us about the movie., I'll be sure to watch.
Robin Reid21-Nov-2005 00:57
Really, the South's greatest natural glory.
Ed Goodnight21-Nov-2005 00:49
Beautiful trees
Looks very old
don nieman21-Nov-2005 00:39
This is an awesome tree! The image is clear and sharp, well done!
Guest 21-Nov-2005 00:38
What cool tree Coleen - i will check out the film thanks for the info -