Oak Alley Plantation with oak lined pathway
We in the south love our Live Oaks. They are as much a part of our landscape as a home itself. There is a tradition of sorts that follows the planting of them in our yards.
Many of them were planted in the 17 and 1800s. I read somewhere where the tradition of lining one's driveway with them had a purpose. I just thought they did it for the beauty of it and have always loved them. The reason was that these grand trees are very thirsty and would keep the driveways drier for easier transportation whatever the means of travel. Did you know that?