Twelve Oaks Plantation B&B Receives Tree-Mendous Tree Award
Friday December 14, 2018 07:35 am - Posted By Terrebonne Parish Tree Board
Owned and operated by Barbara Cenac, Twelve Oaks Plantation Bed and Breakfast was selected for Terrebonne Parish Tree Board’s Tree-Mendous Tree Award for the 4th Quarter.
At the Terrebonne Parish Council meeting on October 24th, Cenac’s daughter, Kacy Cenac, accepted the award presented by Myers McAllister, chair of the award committee.
“The Spanish moss to me is what makes these trees so very beautiful, and to be chosen for the Tree-Mendous Tree Award is an honor for us and our beloved Twelve Oaks,” Barbara Cenac said in a phone conversation on December 10th while visiting a grandchild in Texas for the holidays.
Nestled among these magnificent Oaks in Terrebonne Parish, the Bed and Breakfast sits on an acreage of a working sugar cane plantation, overlooking the fresh bayou waters of Big Bayou Black according to their website. The original homestead that burned in 1942 was once the Waterproof Plantation and was called the “Big Brown House.” Following the fire, the pedestrian bridge in front of the main house was dismantled.
The existing home was built by Everett Newman and his wife in 1985. As per Newman’s instructions, the architect was to design the home using the logo from the Community Coffee package as inspiration. The enduring aspects of the site’s history are the grounds and its remaining live oaks, keeping the essence of old times past but not forgotten.
The Terrebonne Parish Tree Board seeks to recognize regionally appropriate trees, which have received stewardship from individuals, organizations, businesses, or government. The stewards of these trees are to be applauded. These outstanding, Tree-Mendous trees improve the quality of life for all of us.