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Allard Oak in New Orleans City Park

Allard Oak in New Orleans City Park

This is the Allard Oak in New Orleans City Park. According to the last survey done a few years ago its size is as follows: 22’8” circumference, 56’ height, 141’ crown spread. This oak is named for Louis Allard, Jr., the heir to the Allard Plantation. The land comprising the Allard Plantation had been under development soon after the founding of New Orleans in 1718. It was primarily a dairy farm with some production of corn and sugar cane. In 1829, Louis Allard, Jr. mortgaged the property to finance a crop and subsequently lost it in 1845 at a sheriff’s sale to John McDonogh. He remained on the plantation as overseer of cattle until his death in May 1847. City Park is currently on the site of the Allard Plantation. To visit this tree and its near by tree friends, you can walk through the Park's Old Grove. The Old Grove is where many of the Park's oldest trees live and is the strip of land between City Park Avenue & Bayou Metairie. Check out more City Park tree info here: http://www.neworleanscitypark.com/in-the-park/trees-in-city-park