Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Angel Oak

Angel Oak, John's Island, South Carolina

The Angel Oak is a Live Oak (Quercus Virginiana) that is a native species found throughout the Lowcountry (Costal Carolina). Believed to be in excess of 1,500 years old, its massive, draping limbs and wide spreading canopy present the aura of an angel but the naming of this tree was acquired from the tree's previous owners, Martha and Justin Angel.

We used to stop by to take a look at this when I was little - supposedly it's the oldest living thing east of the Mississippi and is now owned by the City of Charleston.

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