The early settlers cut most of these type of trees down. These were most likely spared as they are on a steep river bank and would have fallen into the river if cut. The grove has 8 trees that are up to 3 feet in diameter. They are about 30 feet tall with a crown that is about 30 feet across. It was cool and serene beneath these historic giants! As I walked back to the preserve, I spotted a Yucca plant in bloom.
I have been keeping an eye on Yucca plants for several weeks waiting for the blooms to appear. They first send up a long stem that eventually develops these huge rows of white flowers. This is just another wonder of travel that I have the privilege of experiencing!