At The Dyrt, we share camping tips from our community of campers and campgrounds. With so many campers staying home, we continue to share this info so you can plan future camping trips across the U.S.

It’s day 23 of our 40-day #GetOutAndGO project, today featuring the Tree of Life in New Orleans. Mishmi Takin is giving away a $100 gift card here

Living History in Audubon Park

It’s common for oak trees to loom over sidewalks and roads in the southeast. People enjoy the protection from the sun, while others love climbing their limbs.

But there’s one great oak in New Orleans, LA that stands out among the rest.

In Audubon Park there are many big oak trees, but the Tree of Life is a giant among giants.

Everything you need to know about the Tree of Life’s home, Audubon Park, is in this video:

This 500 year old tree stands strong, giving park goers massive swaths of shade and an impressive trunk to marvel at. Aside from the redwoods of California, there are few trees more impressive.

Get a drone’s-eye view of the park:

To commemorate the Tree of Life, Mishmi Takin is giving away a $100 gift card. Enter to win here.

It may be tricky to find in Audubon Park, but the Tree of Life is certainly worth the hunt.

Get Out And Explore New Orleans, LA

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The Big Easy never sleeps. No matter the time of day, you’re certain to find something going on. Get acquainted with more than just Bourbon Street by taking a bike ride around the city. New Orleans has lots of places to rent a bike. The Outdoors section of Louisiana Travel has lots of great suggestions for other ways to explore every part of the Big Easy.


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    Ryan Fliss

    Ryan leads Growth at The Dyrt. With over 10 years writing and digital community building experience, and even more experience in the outdoors, he is excited about The Dyrt's early trajectory. Ryan, like most people, is an onion (figuratively speaking), and finds byline bios reductive, though useful. He is writing this himself in the third person, and—to him—it feels strange.