The Gardenettes recently measured the large live oak tree across from the Ponchatoula post office on North 5th Street and found to be in the Centenarian class, which includes trees over 16 feet in girth.

Owned by attorney Parker Layrisson, the tree is to be named Luke-James after his sons.

Registration in the Louisiana Garden Club Federation Inc. is an honor for any tree over eight feet in circumference.

The Luke-James Oak was registered and will join the 9,153 senior trees in the state registry, according to local Live Oak Chairman Margaret Hardin.

Assisting her in the process were Gardenette President Vicky Fannaly and Kathy Bedenbaugh LGCF, Inc. representative at large.

Gardenettes are members of District VI, LGCF Inc., Deep South Garden Clubs Inc., and National Garden Clubs Inc. Coleen Perilloux Landry is the state Live Oak chairman.

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