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Thomasville's Historic Big Oak, Thomasville

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The Big Oak is a large live oak located in Thomasville, Georgia, in the United States at the corner of Crawford Street and Monroe Street. The Big Oak is one of many historic landmarks located in Thomasville. The Big Oak was one of the earliest trees registered with the Live Oak Society. Registered by P.C. Andrews in 1936, the Big Oak was the forty-ninth live oak registered. At the time of registration, the Big Oak's girth was 21 feet 6 inches.''Quercus virginiana''The Quercus virginiana is a species of oak found from Texas to Florida to Virginia. The common names for the Quercus virginiana include the live oak, the southern live oak, and the Texas live oak. Size and growth varies depending on proximity to coastal regions. The larger live oaks tend to grow further inland, whereas live oaks in coastal regions tend to be smaller. Quercus virginiana produces small flowers during the spring, and the tree is pollinated by the wind. The live oak is also considered a rapidly growing species. The growth of the live oak begins very quickly, however as it becomes older its growth rate begins to decline.
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  • Beautiful tree in a well-kept neighborhood. It is worth a quick stop if you are in the area. Nice photo opp. Just a few blocks from the downtown area. 
    Beautiful tree in a well-kept neighborhood. It is worth a quick stop if you are in the area. Nice photo opp. Just a few blocks from the downtown area.  more »
  • Love the tree. Beautiful place for pictures. Would be lovely sport for a proposal. I definitely recommend. 
    Love the tree. Beautiful place for pictures. Would be lovely sport for a proposal. I definitely recommend.  more »
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  • One of the largest and most beautiful oak trees I've ever seen. Like the sign says please be respectful. Very awe inspiring.
  • This is my 2nd time of going to see the huge tree! I love to go to admire the huge graceful branching old tree. I'm a plant person so this is a reason I like seeing the tree. I live in central Florida and don't get to see the tree too often but when I do..it's a trilling experience for me!

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