Volumnia Live Oaks



Live Oaks at Volumnia Farm
Volumnia Farm has over 30 live oak trees on its premises; 26 being registered and named with the Live Oak Society of the Louisiana Garden Club Federation, Inc. The oldest tree (R.R. Barrow tree) is almost 7 ft. in diameter and estimated to be over 500 years old and the second oldest (Adolph Gaidry) having 6 ft diameter and 450 years old.

The Southern Live Oak (Quercus Virginiana) unlike other oaks keep their leaves all year except for a few weeks in the spring when they replace the old leaves (hence the name live); and the Live Oak and its Spanish moss is iconic to Old South Louisiana and Volumnia Farm. This majestic tree can reach a height of over 60 feet and a spread double the height with a root system under ground equal to the size of the tree above ground; making it very hard to uproot in the high winds and hurricanes common to South Louisiana.


Aunt Roberta Gaidry oak

R.R. Barrow oak

R.R. Barrow oak

Volumnia Barrow oak

Volumnia Barrow oak


Resurrection fern

Spanish moss