Donald Fricks was a 1965 graduate of Presbyterian College who took an MS in systems analysis at the University of Southern California. He retired as a U. S. Army aviator with the rank of Major, and lived in Enterprise with wife Audren. Fricks died in 1992.
Debbie, Michelle, and Wallace Goodman of Enterprise, Alabama, commissioned this tree.
Source: Presbyterian College Report, Spring 1990
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Encompasses a number of closely related species of oak tree, though the true Live Oak is Quercus viginiana L. Native to the coastal plain of the Deep South, the Live Oak can grow to be 50 feet tall with a trunk diameter from 36 to 70 inches. The bark has deep, dark longitudinal furrows, and both bark and twigs darken with age. Live Oak is often seen with untrimmed branches that dip close to the ground and curve upwards. Because this species is salt-tolerant, it grows most iconically along the southern coasts, draped in Spanish Moss. Trimmed, as they are on the Troy University Dothan Campus, they are excellent shade trees. [Source: Guy Nesom, “Live Oak,” USDA / NRCS Plant Guide, http://plants.usda.gov/plantguide/pdf/pg_quvi.pdf (accessed August 17, 2015).]
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