Last week, Bham Now celebrated Arbor Week with a photo gallery of big beautiful trees sent to us by our readers. One reader, Dr. Mike Hardig, a professor at the University of Montevallo, sent us numerous photos of famous and state champion oak trees. We promised to publish a photo gallery. With many thanks to Dr. Hardig here are Alabama’s Mighty Oaks.
Chinkapin Oak – Lauderdale Co., Rogersville, 30’ south of Blue Loop Trail.
Shingle Oak – Lawrence Co., Rogersville, located in campground along Tennessee River.
Laurel Oak – Hale Co., Moundville, in front yard, along 2nd Avenue.
Durand Oak – Wilcox Co., Camden, west side of Alabama River, Shell Creek Park.
Water Oak – Montgomery Co., Montgomery, Bowling Green Drive.
Swamp Chesnut Oak – Cleburne Co., Heflin, off of CR84 (Evans Bridge Road) along Tallapoosa River
Bur Oak – Montgomery Co., in front of Bellingrath Hall, Huntington College
Sand Live Oak – Mobile Co., Mobile, front yard of house at 4960 Moffett Rd.
Southern Live Oak – Mobile Co., Creola, at intersection of Hwy 43 & Dead Lake Rd.
Constitution Oak in Geneva County
Bham Now welcomes your photos of Alabama’s trees. Feel free to send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org , and make sure to include the location and a note confirming that it is ok for us to publish it.
Birmingham famous trees
And don’t forget, Bham Now is encouraging our readers to nominate famous and state champion trees in our region. Presently, there are not champion trees or even famous trees from Jefferson County on the state registry. Let’s change that!!
Learn how – HERE.