(From Bayou Road [Hwy. 308] about one long city block past the intersection of St. Patrick Street, you will turn onto Lafourche Drive. Approximately ¼ mile on your left is 216 Lafourche Drive. The Gaubert Memorial Oak is located in the backyard of the home.)
You can see the enormous oak’s limbs stretching over the top of the house and carport. If you turn onto the side street (North 4th St.) you can get a better view of the entire tree from the side of the backyard. At 24 feet in girth, the oak is approximately 250 to 300 years of age or more. It is registered with the Live Oak Society, #7738 on the Society’s registry.
The oak is named after the current owner’s grandparents, who built and lived in this home for many years. Before the Gaubert family built their home, the site was the seventh green of the golf course at Thibodaux’s first country club. Many of the large oaks in this neighborhood were part of the same golf course until the land was subdivided in the late 1930s and early 1940s.
The Lafourche Live Oak Tour was created through the generous support of Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou Tourism. For more information on Lafourche Parish events and activities, visit their website at LACajunBayou.com.