Live Oak

Standing alone in a Florida field or pasture, a live oak is an inspiring sight: quietly majestic, in perfect harmony with the energies of earth, wind and water.

Live oaks, Quercus virginiana, are large, stately trees abundant throughout the Alafia River watershed. They form in groves called hammocks. These hammocks are spacious, open and airy — perfect places to camp.

Detail of live oak tree branches on a sunny Florida day Live oaks are common at Medard Park; photo by Dave Rau

Detail of live oak tree branches Moss hangs from the branches of a live oak tree; photo by Jim Phillips

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