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Half Way Oak - Texas, United States

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This Escarpment live oak (Quercus fusiformis) has been a rest stop for wagons and automobiles for nearly 200 years.  The tree got its name from its location halfway between Breckenridge and Eastland on the old stagecoach route.

 

It is one of two trees used as landmarks and actually shown on an 1858 map of Stephens County.  The tree has a circumference of 18 feet on its largest trunk. On Arbor ay 2011 the Texas Forest Service designated it a "Famous Tree of Texas".
http://famoustreesoftexas.tamu.edu/

 

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Tips:

The tree is right next to a busy highway 183 so be careful and pay attention to the traffic.

 

The Texas Forest Service has many Texas Tree Trail maps online in the EveryTrail format at www.GreatTexasTreeTrail.org. Check there for champion, historic and other Great Texas Tree Trails in your neck of the woods. For more info on how to identify trees, visit the Texas Forest Service Tree ID Website.

If you have a Tree Trail that you would like to post to www.GreatTexasTreeTrail.org contact jpg@tfs.tamu.edu

Tags:
Trees, Texas Tree Trails, Great Texas Tree Trail, Texas Forest Service, Famous Trees of Texas, Stephens county, Breckenridge
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Trip Info
November 17, 2011
Trip Location: Breckenridge, Texas, United States
Length: 0.0 miles
Activity: Famous Trees of Texas
Trip viewed 1,546 times
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