The Baranoff Oak - Safety Harbor, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member debbado
N 27° 59.473 W 082° 41.321
17R E 333937 N 3097378
The oldest living Live Oak in Pinellas County.
Waymark Code: WM5RGP
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 02/07/2009
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Black Dog Trackers
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This tree is reportedly the oldest living Live Oak in Pinellas County and is estimated to be between 300 and 500 yeras old. This grand oak tree is registered with The Live Oak Society of the Louisiana Garden Club Federation, Inc.

Erected by the
Safety Harbor City Commission

Baranoff Oak
Safety Harbor - Tampa Bay, Florida
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For more than 200 years this giant live oak has been described as regal, elegant and a “southern charmer.” The tree was simply called the Safety Harbor Oak. It had no formal name.

In 2004 Safety Harbor's oak became the center piece for a sprawling new public park. It was then named the Baranoff Oak in honor of Dr. Stephen Baranoff, the doctor who owned the Safety Harbor spa more than 60 years ago. Dr. Baranoff was known for his civic contributions in this Tampa Bay Florida community.

With a trunk girth of nearly 20 feet, the Baranoff Oak meets the requirements of the prestigious Live Oak Society.
Information taken from (visit link)
Genus/Species: Live Oak

Height: 100

Girth: 20

Method of obtaining height: Reliable source

Method of obtaining girth: Reliable source

Location type: Park

Age: 300

Planter: Safety Harbor City Commission

Website reference: [Web Link]

Historical significance: Not listed

Parking coordinates: Not Listed

Walk time: Not Listed

Photograpy coordinates: Not Listed

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