southern live oak


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Noun1.southern live oak - medium-sized evergreen native to eastern North America to the east coast of Mexicosouthern live oak - medium-sized evergreen native to eastern North America to the east coast of Mexico; often cultivated as shade tree for it wide-spreading crown; extremely hard tough durable wood once used in shipbuilding
live oak - any of several American evergreen oaks
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In one corner of the library, students will design and build a custom reading nook framed out with wooden beams that appear embedded inside the trunk of a large southern live oak that replicates so many found in our area.
That's because it's home to dozens of 100-plus-year-old oaks registered with the Live Oak Society, an organization dedicated to preserving southern live oak trees.
The mutilated Alabama tree, girdled by a vandal with a chainsaw, is a southern live oak (Quercus virginiana), a species that seems to draw would-be killers (see AMERICAN October 1989 for the story of the poisoned Treaty Oak in Austin, Texas).

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