Oak Alley Plantation is a remarkable historic plantation located in the little town of Vacherie, Louisiana and is protected as a National Historic Landmark. It still has that Old Southern Charm feel about her, like in the French colonial days.
As you might expect, it is named after its distinguishing feature, an alley of a double row of 28 live oaks, 14 on each side, of about 240 m long, forming a fabulous gateway to the Mississippi river.
The oaks where planted by a French Settler around 1710 long before the present house was built, so these oak trees are now around 300 years old. Most of them are in good shape and probably have at least one to a few centuries to go, however, I saw one tree in the alley that is clearly declining.The girth of this tree is not known. Its height is not known. This tree was planted around the year 1710 ± 10, which makes it around 303 ± 10 years old (Tim B, Oct 1, 2011).