New Orleans, Louisiana: Tree Of Life

Large oak popular for climbing to glimpse giraffes in nearby zoo. Wedding photo fodder.

Audubon Park

Address:
6500 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA
Directions:
Traveling on East Drive away from the river, Tree of Life is located next to zoo, across a small patch of grass where Annunciation St. ends.
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Tree Of Life.

Tree Of Life

Beautiful old tree, one of the most gorgeous ones in a town of good looking trees. A favorite meeting spot.

[Renee Allie, 08/03/2021]

The De Bore Oak, planted circa 1740 -- or so the historical placard informs visitors.

Tree Of Life

Overwhelming and majestic. This tree defines the "perfect climbing tree" for any inner child. If you climb up, you can usually see the giraffes in the Audubon Zoo. There isn't a sign letting you know which tree is the Tree of Life, but you can't miss it. I think locals unofficially named it and it just stuck. Audubon Park is one of the most tranquil and beautiful places in the city away from the tourism spot. If you're visiting NOLA, you can hop the St Charles Ave Street car from the Quarter and ride it to Audubon Park, seeing the mansions along the way. [Mallory Billings, 11/14/2015]

Tree of Life.

Tree Of Life

Located in New Orleans' Audubon Park, so-called The Tree of Life (officially the Tienne de Boray Oak) is not only one of the city's premier tree-climbing spots, it's also a surprisingly great spot for giraffe watching.

[Shawn Poulter, 10/31/2015]

Next to the zoo and the city labyrinth.


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