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Past Recipients
of the Prestigious

Tree of the Month


This live oak stands at the top of a hill set off from Broad Street between Arlington Park and the Airbus facility.  Fortunately located in a quiet area overlooking Mobile Bay, it once greeted visitors to Mobile's renowned Bay Shell Road and has weathered the challenges of man and nature for well over 100 years. We will update soon with measurement and estimated age of this “Arlington Oak.”

Magnolia in Church Street Graveyard #2.HEIC

The western side of Church Street Graveyard has an eerie and hypnotic feeling. Dark and mysterious even on the sunniest day, it is shaded by the powerful branches of these giant Magnolias.  


Sha'arai Shomayim is another quiet cemetery where Mobile's most magnificent trees flourish. The row of oaks at the entrance of "Jewish Rest," as it was once known, are some of the healthiest examples of of live oaks in Mobile. 

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Montgomery Advertiser, December 9, 1914

Characteristic of the DeTonti Square neighborhood, this sprawling hundred-year-old live oak at 256 Joachim St., seems almost intertwined with the elegant architecture behind it. With a sidewalk built to accommodate its underground root system, and situated in a relatively quiet oasis just outside busy downtown Mobile, it continues to frame and soften our view from the street while providing shade for this historic home, the Richards-DAR House Museum.

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The Mobile area DAR chapters recently celebrated their 50th Anniversary of owning and maintaining the home at 256 Joachim St., which was originally the home of Captain Charles Richards and his family. 

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On St.Patrick’s Day, in keeping with the spirit of the Irish, we open our minds to wondrous and fanciful ideas like rainbows that end at a pot of gold ... or leprechauns that appear magically in trees.


In 2006, the mysterious apparition of a leprechaun's face made this tree on LeCren St. internationally famous.


Original 2006 Report:

2015 Report: Crichton leprechaun revisited: Meet the man who discovered the legend -

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