NOLA Tree of Life
This gnarled, knobby tree is a favorite with the locals, but it should be - it's believed to be, according to the "Live Oak Society," 100 to 500 years old, so it should've made many friends by now! It's branches are incredibly climbable with a number of dangling stray ropes and handles to aid you in clambering up into its canopy. It's also a favorite spot to take wedding pictures. But when you realize that the Tree of Life abuts one wall of the Audubon Zoo, you'll be able to see the giraffe cage.