Mississippi’s Friendship Oak Is One Of The Oldest Living Things In America

Some of the state’s best sites are also the oldest – and that’s definitely the case with the Friendship Oak. The majestic oak tree is over 500 years old! Its age isn’t the only impressive thing about it, though. There’s also its size – the tree is absolutely massive. Take a look:

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Did you know about the Friendship Oak? Ever visited? If so, what’d you think? Tell us in the comments section.

This isn’t the state’s only historic tree. Read about others here.

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