Majestically growing on the side of the aquifer is a breath taking oak tree and the inspiration for naming the farm "Fallen Oak". The oak tree is our Nation's symbol and reminder of strength, endurance and roots that hold it all in place. During hurricane Irma the farm lost many giant oak trees but the precious tree that drapes over the aquifer faithfully stood.
300 feet wide and 80 feet down to the water's surface the aquifer is immense. This karst aquifer dates back hundreds if not thousands of years. As you explore the aquifer you'll be reminded of a mini rainforest, with towering banana trees, lush ferns and historic oaks. The surface of the water is in bloom with duck weed most of the year & the water underneath crystal clear. We've been told that in the past cave divers have explored the connecting underground caves from this site. Today it's home to a plethora of wild life including bald eagles, red fox and our favorite owl that always has a watchful eye over the aquifer. It has been photographed by a nationally recognized & award winning wildlife photographer capturing the beauty of this geological marvel. It's one of our most valued aspects of Fallen Oak Farms & supplies us with some of the purest water in all of Florida. Those that have visited the site have remarked on the serene and peaceful feeling that engulfs it’s visitors. It's certainly unique and most definitely a piece of history that we're both proud of and thankful for.
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