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Live Oak, Quercus virginiana

The live oak is an east coast native and the Georgia state tree.  It is Florida's most prized tree. The large sprawling branches are supported by wood that weighs seventy three pounds per cubic foot. During colonial times the wood of live oaks was harvested for the hulls of ships.
The live oak can be easily differentiated from the laurel oak by its darker, heavily ridged bark.  Live oak trees tend to grow more horizontally then vertically as well.
All the desireable attributes of the live oak tree make it the most frequently planted tree in Florida.  Installing a live oak is a gift for generations to come.
Alex Driscoll
Certified Arborist #1249A
Plant Guide / Trees / Live Oak