Thursday, August 13, 2009

Angel Oak

On our recent trip to South Carolina, we visited what locals simply refer to as "The Tree". Behold... Angel Oak...

What you might like to know about the Angel Oak:
  • This Southern Live Oak is approximately 1500 years old.

  • The Angel Oak is 65 feet tall and 9 feet in diameter.

  • The largest limb is 89 feet long.

  • This majestic tree creates 17,000 square feet of shade with its canopy.

  • Angel Oak's name was derived from Angel Estate, however, local folklore tells stories of ghosts of former slaves appearing as angels around the tree.
  • Angel Oak is the oldest living organism east of the Mississippi River.

  • Angel Oak is located on John's Island, South Carolina and is owned by the City of Charleston. It is an admission free must-see when you're in or around Charleston.


  1. I love this part of the country, too and revisited through your wonderful photos. I had never even heard of the Angel tree! This will top my must-see list on my next visit. thanks for the posts highlighting the area.

  2. oh great! THe Angel Oak is really in the middle of nowhere, but worth a trip in you're near Charleston or the other little islands around the area.

  3. That tree looks like something straight out of "Lord of the Rings." It's beautiful and majestic.

  4. It definiately is an Ent. If you listen to the wind as it passes through the leaves I bet is speaks volumes.


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