“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Naples in Collier County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Landmark Cypress № 8 — "Asteenahoofa"

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Landmark Cypress № 8 — "Asteenahoofa" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, March 4, 2015
1. Landmark Cypress № 8 — "Asteenahoofa" Marker
Inscription.  In the early 1800s, the Seminole tribe sought and found refuge deep in the bald cypress forests of Southwest Florida during the Seminole Wars. This tree bears the Seminole name for big cypress, Asteenahoofa. It is straight, solid and free of defects, and located in a part of the forest difficult to reach due to deep peat and tough terrain.

Bald cypress trees like the Asteenahoofa are the largest trees east of the Mississippi. Some of the record-holding cypress trees are not individual trees at all but have multiple trunks that have grown together. A science article published in a 1912 Wilson Bulletin reported the largest known single bald cypress tree in Florida located in the Okaloacoochee Swamp, measuring 32 feet in circumference. That tree was logged, just like most other large cypress trees in the United States. Asteenahoofa contains an estimated 32,000 board feet of merchandisable lumber. It would have been prized by loggers whose axes were halted by Audubon less than a half mile south of this tree.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & Forestry
Landmark Cypress № 8 — "Asteenahoofa" image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, March 4, 2015
2. Landmark Cypress № 8 — "Asteenahoofa"
Native AmericansParks & Recreational AreasWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Historic Trees 🌲 series list.
Location. 26° 22.371′ N, 81° 36.669′ W. Marker is in Naples, Florida, in Collier County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Sanctuary Road West and Rookery Lane. Marker and subject tree are located along the cypress swamp boardwalk in Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 375 Sanctuary Road West, Naples FL 34120, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Landmark Cypress № 10 — "Dutcher" (a few steps from this marker); Landmark Cypress № 6 — "Guy Bradley" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Landmark Cypress № 7 — "Rhett Green" (about 300 feet away); Landmark Cypress № 4 — "Roosevelt" (about 300 feet away); Landmark Cypress № 3 — "Leopold" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Landmark Cypress № 12 — "Baker-Curry" (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Start of a Sanctuary
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(approx. half a mile away); What Makes Corkscrew Swamp Special? (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Naples.
Regarding Landmark Cypress № 8 — "Asteenahoofa". Unknown age • 79 feet tall • 13 feet in circumference
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
Also see . . .  About Corkscrew's Boardwalk. A 2.25-mile boardwalk meanders through pine flatwood, wet prairie, around a marsh, and finally into the largest old-growth bald cypress forest in North America. These impressive trees, relatives of the redwood, tower 130 feet into the sky and have a girth of 25 feet. Their massive branches are draped with mosses, lichens, bromeliads, and ferns. (Submitted on January 18, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 18, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 18, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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