Living Ancestors: Alive, dead and dying giants of the Northern Gulf Coast

Web Mapping Application: Living Ancestors

An assault on trees, campaigned in every city, town and village across the planet, erases the living memory trapped within their strong trunks. Some of the south’s largest, oldest trees grew into giants long before the French and even the Spanish first reached the mouth of the Mississippi, the bay at D’Iberville, or Ponce de Leon’s famed Florida landing.

This project collects photos and surveys of the Northern Gulf Coast’s biggest and oldest trees – from Southern Live Oak to the Bald Cypress. The collections here may be reproduced or used for educational purposes so long as credit is given to: Rebekah Jones, Florida State University, 2016.