- Lisa Lofton
- Treaty Oak - San Marco - Framed Print
Treaty Oak - San Marco - Framed Print
Treaty Oak - San Marco Framed Print
The Treaty Oak is an octopus-like Southern live oak in Jacksonville, Florida. The tree is estimated to be 250 years old and may be the single oldest living thing in Jacksonville, predating the city’s founding by Isaiah Hart during the 1820s. It is located in Treaty Oak Park in the Southbank area of Downtown Jacksonville.
The name's origin is generally believed to be related to some local tale about peace accords between Native Americans and the Spanish signed under its branches. In reality, the name was created by the Florida Times-Union journalist Pat Moran who, in an attempt to rescue it from destruction by developers, wrote an article in the early 1930s claiming a treaty had been signed at the site by native Floridians and early settlers and called it Treaty Oak. Before that, the tree was known simply as Giant Oak.
In 1986, JEA began an important preservation program that grows seedlings from Treaty Oak acorns and makes them available through Greenscape for replanting throughout the city. Since the program was implemented, hundreds of seedlings have been planted, ensuring the legacy of the regal Jacksonville landmark.
Artist Lisa Lofton
Acrylic on Canvas
To know more about this artist visit their bio: https://www.tacjacksonville.org/lisa-lofton.html
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