Texoma Live Oak Tree Remains Champ

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It’s been challenged numerous times through the years, but it remains the champion for another year.

A Texoma live Oak has been crowned the champion live oak in all of the nation…

Thirty-seven new champions have been named by the American Forests Champion Tree Registry, but this centuries old giant in Young County remains the Grand Champion Texas live Oak.

This tree was officially measured in 2002, and it’s trunk circumference, height of more than 48 feet, and spread of about 80 feet, unseated the previous champion.

As for its age, it can’t be measured so accurately.

Tree experts say, it’s a safe bet when Washington was crossing the Delaware, it was probably 35 feet tall.

When Columbus set sail from Spain, it could have been a sapling or even could have been a large tree.

It has provided shade for generations of native Comanche families, and after them, settlers.

Several trees in Texoma have previously been measured as the largest in the state, including a Mulberry and Afghan Pine in Knox County.

The national registry still has 200 specie without an official champion.

If you know of one that might compete, or want to see the current champs, click here.

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