2015 Great American Tree Competition

Friendship Oak

Nominated by Alicia Bullock

Friendship Oak on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast. It is said that whoever stands beneath its branches will remain friends forever. This tree is over 500 years old and survived Hurricane Katrina and stands 59 feet tall.

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  • Truly the most majestic Live oak anywhere! Has survived not just Katrina, but countless hurricanes including Camille, and even Vachel Lindsay.
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2015's Winner

That Tree was the winner of the 2015 Great American Tree Competition.