Treaty Oak

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Photo of Treaty Oak in 2015
The Treaty Oak in 2015
SpeciesTexas live oak (Quercus fusiformis)
LocationWest Line Historic District,
Austin, Texas
Coordinates30°16′17″N 97°45′20″W / 30.27130°N 97.75550°W / 30.27130; -97.75550Coordinates: 30°16′17″N 97°45′20″W / 30.27130°N 97.75550°W / 30.27130; -97.75550

The Treaty Oak is a Texas live oak tree in Austin, Texas, United States, and the last surviving member of the Council Oaks, a grove of 14 trees that served as a sacred meeting place for Comanche and Tonkawa tribes prior to European settlement of the area. Foresters estimate the Treaty Oak to be about 500 years old.[1] Before its vandalism in 1989, the tree's branches had a spread of 127 feet (39 m). The tree is located in Treaty Oak Park, on Baylor Street between 5th and 6th Streets, in Austin's West Line Historic District.

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