Live Oak is the ultimate southern shade tree. It
is a fast growing, yet long lived tree. This tree is often
adorned with Spanish moss, resurrection fern and other epiphytes.
Live oak wood is very hard and strong. During the
hey-day of wooden sailing ships, The U.S. bought large tracts of
live oak for building its ships. An added advantage of
having a live oak tree in the yard are the acorns. They are
edible and can be made into flour for acorn burgers and used to
make acorn candy.