If there is something about New Orleans that sticks in your memory, it is definitely Live Oaks. In fact, the icon for Newcomb College is the oak.
St. Charles Avenue, the boulevard that dissects Uptown, is lined with graceful oaks. Actually more impressive after dark, as they filter the light from the street-lamps and cast gorgeous shadows across the lanes.
Oaks can live 500 years and there are some in Audubon Park, which was once a cotton plantation, that are at least 300 years old. In Audubon Zoo, there's a sign, acknowledging their longevity, which predates both park and the plantation.
Below are the historic events witnessed by Audubon Park's mighty oaks: