Monday, April 30, 2012

The Angel Tree

Can you believe the size of this oak?!

The Angel Oak is a Southern live oak tree located in Angel Oak Park, on Johns Island, South Carolina. It may be the oldest tree east of the Mississippi River and is certainly one of the most beautiful.


The Angel Oak is property of and maintained by the City of Charleston, South Carolina. The tree could be as old as 1500 years but attempts to age the tree have failed. It stands 65 feet tall and the crown covers an area of 17,000 square feet. Its longest limb is 89 feet long.


22 comments:

  1. wow, think of the history its seen. it looks like the one in the alamo, but bigger.

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  2. cet arbre est magnifique, il est somptueux, j'adore

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  3. This is an amazing tree. It would be perfect for a horror movie.

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  4. I find myself imagining all the different events that must have occurred under the canopy of this tree in its lifetime.

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  5. that is MARVELOUS! :)

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  6. Wonderful old Live Oak. Wish I would have had that to climb in when I was a boy!

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  7. what dignity and grace. we should all age so beautifully. btw, you and jim look pretty dignified and graceful, too.

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  8. That certainly is a gnary old thing. We've got some pretty old and big Live Oak trees here and in south Florida but I don't think I've seen anything to match this. Nice portrait of a handsome couple. Don't tell me hubby's on the phone. Oh, maybe he's giving instructions to the photographer? :-)

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  9. Wow, that is a gorgeous tree. It reminds me of trees I saw in Buenos Aires. In fact, I think this one is even bigger.

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  10. Wow, what an enormous tree. Imagine the number of acorns that drop.

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  11. ...what brattcat said, but adding that you guys look so young!

    I love our old live oaks and this one is famous and magnificent!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  12. I love this post! That tree is amazing! I'm glad you added the picture of yourselves standing by it so we could get a feel for the size of the trunk. I love old trees that have stood the test of time.

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  13. What a spectacular tree! I hope the City of Charleston continues to take good care of it. It's a real treasure.

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  14. So pleased that this tree managed to escape the ship builders axe!

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  15. I am SO glad you got out to see our magnificent oak! She is a beauty and I never tire of her!

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  16. That is probably one of the most gorgeous trees I've ever seen! Love it.
    Hope you are doing well, Kate.

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  17. That is amazing!

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  18. Magnificent Kate, it's definitely the biggest tree I've ever seen. Beautifully shown.

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  19. WOW! What an amazing tree! Its shape is absolutely beautiful.

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  20. Wow!!! Beautiful tree!!! I love that it won't give up it's age...

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