The "Big Tree" in Goose Island State Park

the Big Tree originally uploaded by Broken Piggy Bank

The "Big Tree" at Goose Island State Park was named the State Champion Coastal Live Oak (Quercus virginiana) in 1969, and is thought to be one of the largest in the nation.

Trunk Circumference: 35 feet 1 and 3/4 inches or 10.71 meters
Average Trunk Diameter: 11 feet 2 and 1/4 inch or 3.41 meters
Crown Spread: 89 feet or 27.1 meters
Height: 44 feet or 13.4 meters
Age: In excess of 1,000 years

info found in...
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/goose_island/big_tree.phtml

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