Ormond Beach, Florida: Fairchild Oak

Enormous oak tree; its reported age range from 400 to 2,500 years. Formerly named the Harwood Oak, for a former property owner who killed himself at the tree (and currently haunts it).

Bulow Creek State Park

Address:
3351 Old Dixie Hwy, Ormond Beach, FL
Directions:
Bulow Creek State Park. I-95 exit 278. Drive east two miles on the Old Dixie Hwy. Turn left into the park. The tree is just inside the entrance.
Hours:
Dawn-dusk. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
386-676-4050
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Fairchild Oak.

Fairchild Oak

Enormous oak tree is over two thousand years old. This tree has stood the test of time through hurricanes, tornadoes, forestry harvesting, sugar cane producing, and Seminole wars.

[Pete Roseti, 02/14/2021]

Though the official plaque at the base claims that the tree is 2,000 years old, arborists say it's probably only 400 to 600. It was named for David Fairchild, a botanist who introduced soybeans into America. Before that it was named the Harwood Oak, for a former property owner who killed himself at the tree (and reportedly haunts it).


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