The next time you’re in Rockport, Texas – and, no, this isn’t a good time to go – you’ll want to look up the Big Tree at Goose Island State Park.
The 1,000-year-old oak survived Hurricane Harvey’s wrath last month, just as it stayed put during 40 previous hurricanes – and innumerable droughts, floods, fires, windstorms, and even a Civil War battle that razed the nearby town of Lamar.
When it outlasted Harvey, Texas Parks and Wildlife was quick to spread the word.
“The 1000-year-old Big Tree at Goose Island State Park near Rockport is okay!” the department announced via Facebook. [Read more…]