There’s No Other Historical Landmark In Mississippi Quite Like This 500-Year-Old Tree

There are a lot of historical landmarks in Mississippi, but did you know that one of the oldest is a tree? It’s true. Officially named Friendship Oak, the tree is more than 500 years old! But it’s not just the tree’s age that’s sure to impress – there’s also the size. Take a look:

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Friendship Oak is on the USM Gulf Park Campus, which is located at 730 East Beach Blvd., Long Beach, MS 39560. For more information, visit the college’s website.

This isn’t the only tree in the state with an interesting past. Read about others here.