The Lafourche Live Oak Tour

Dear readers, it only looks like I’ve not been busy with new blog posts… in actuality, I’ve been hard at work on an entirely separate (but equal) blogsite that grew out of my work on the 100 Oaks Project. In August, I was awarded a grant through the Bayou Lafourche Convention and Visitors Bureau to create a self-guided driving tour of the historic oaks along Bayou Lafourche.

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General P.G.T Beauregard Oak, 20 ft. 2 in. in girth, located on LA Hwy. 1, at the E.D. White Memorial Home site.

For this grant project, I’m photographing historic live oaks around the parish and writing about the history of the people and events that have occurred around these old oaks for a website and brochure. I’m also creating and posting “waymarker signs” (like the image above) that will be located close to the oaks’ locations, near the two main highways that run on either side of Bayou Lafourche (LA Hwy. 1 and Hwy. 308).

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Boudreaux Oak, 29 ft. 2 in. in girth, located near the community of St. Charles, LA Hwy 1

These waymarker signs will have numbers that a visitor can follow using a brochure, or the Tour website. The brochures and website will contain photographs of the trees (like those above) and provide a brief explanation of the significance of their location to the history of the parish. Visitors can take a self-guided driving tour along Bayou Lafourche and learn about the history of the parish through the location of our historic live oaks.

I will begin mirror-posting the Live Oak Tour site pages here, on the 100 Oaks Project site, since they are all part of the same work.  Enjoy!  And if you’d like to see the other site in its entirety, just go to https://liveoaktour.com.

2 thoughts on “The Lafourche Live Oak Tour

  1. Jan, I just reread your comment today and realized you weren’t asking about the Bayou Lafourche oak tour – all of the oaks from my article in Am Forests are easy to visit but one – the Belle Coline Oak. She is on private land and inaccessible.

  2. I saw your article in the Summer 2018 American forests magazine and would like to know if the driving tour is available and if the trees in the article are on land we can visit. It would make and interesting trip. Thanks for any information you can provide.

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