Auburn in Gwinnett County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Old Oak Tree
Old Oak Tree
This forest was once a pasture.
This White Oak (Quercus alba) is over 100 years old and provides evidence that it occupied the edge of a formerly cleared pasture area.
The other clue is the occasional piece of barbed wire found lodged in the tree trunks in this area. By lining up this tree with other large trees adjacent to the trail, you can envision the line of the old field edge.
Edges of the fields were often the safest haven for growing trees. When large fence-row trees were located on the property line, they were often spared when woodlands were cleared for commercial timber sales. A careful study of the age of the typical trees in the nearby area indicates that this area was last maintained as a cleared pasture or field about 60 to 100 years ago.
Erected by Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation.
Location. 34° 2.441′ N, 83° 52.939′ W. Marker is in Auburn, Georgia, in Gwinnett County. Marker can be reached from Ravine Loop Trail, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker and tree are about one-half mile along the Ravine Loop Trial at Little Mulberry Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3737 Fence Road NE, Auburn GA 30011, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Little Mulberry Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Stone Structures (approx. 0.4 miles away); Karina Miller Nature Preserve (approx. 0.9 miles away); Elisha Winn House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Hog Mountain Baptist Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Dr. William Hinton House (approx. 3 miles away); Fort Daniel (approx. 3 miles away); Perry-Rainey Institute (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Auburn.
Categories. • Agriculture • Environment • Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on February 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 23, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 87 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 23, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. 5, 6. submitted on February 24, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.