Hurricane Laura Knocks Down 100 Year Old Tree

September 1, 2020 - Hurricane Laura blew through Shelby County the morning of August 27th and brought down a Water Oak tree (Quercus Nigra) which is believed to be over 100 years old.

The tree located on Clyde and Edwina Samford's property on FM 699 in Center near the airport was known to be on the property in 1934 when Clyde was born and it was not a seedling then. The family estimates the tree is at least 100 years old.

Clyde passed away in February 2019. Trevor Campbell is shown in the photos with the sprawling tree and he is the grandson of Clyde and Edwina.

Sherry Oliver submitted the photos and the information. She is the daughter of Clyde and Edwina Samford and is a registered nurse at Nacogdoches Medical Center.