The Oaks of Galveston   1 comment

The Treeographer

Galveston, Texas is known for beautiful scenery and historical buildings, and widely praised as a paradise getaway. A small island with just 50,000 permanent residents, the city brings in millions of tourists every year. Walking along its streets, visitor’s attention is drawn to the diverse flora that thrives in its subtropical climate. Although not native to the island, oak trees have become the signature tree of Galveston, both for their longevity and their toughness. These oaks have been through a lot of changes in their lifetimes, and are now halfway across the world being transformed into a living history museum.

1024px-Galveston_victorian_homes_post_office The Victorian homes of Galveston – photo by Laura Scudder

1024px-Old_map-Galveston-1871 Map of Galveston in 1871

First, a quick history of Galveston. The island was named after Bernardo de Galvez in 1785 by Spanish explorer Jose de Evia. Galvez was originally from the province of Malaga, Spain, and rose the ranks…

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Posted October 20, 2017 by kenneturner in Information

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  1. Thanks for the history lesson Kenne

    Sent from my iPhone

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