Monday, July 19, 2010

Angel Oak Tree

The Angel Oak Tree is one of the oldest trees in North America.  It stands along Bohicket Road of John's Island outside Charleston, South Carolina and is thought to be over 1500 years old.  It is believed to have sprouted 1000 years before Columbus' arrival in the New World!  While the tree is now protected in a park, it is free to see!  From downtown Charleston, it is only about a 20 minute drive.  We packed a picnic and enjoyed the shade on this hot summer day! 

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9 comments :

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Wow, I can't believe that tree...thanks for posting about it, now I have to go back and really look at it!!!

Rondell

Linda said...

That is an amazing tree~ thanks for sharing it!

Snappy Di said...

What a beautiful living thing! Such history that it has seen I am sure.

Di

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Oh I love this post. Another one of my followers must live close to you because she did a post on this tree and mentioned living close to it. She has also become a great friend through blogging. Hope you enjoy, I love sharing new friends in this wonderful land of blog:)
Terry

Here's the link; http://jemsmom.blogspot.com/2010_05_01_archive.html

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

Have I told you how much I ADORE Charleston? We didn't see that tree, but saw other live oaks and I just LOVE them. We don't have those in the midwest.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What an amazing tree and just to think about all it has "seen"! You have a lovely family!

Linda said...

That is one amazing tree! Just thinking about everything it has been through give me chills! Thanks for sharing!

Love Bears All Things said...

Charleston is one of my favorite places to visit...I can't believe I never heard of this tree when I was there...maybe next time..I love the way these Live Oaks stretch their arms out low to the ground like this.
Thanks for sharing this amazing example of God's creation.
Mama Bear

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Wow!!!! Thanks for sharing this great photo! That is some tree!!!! I'd love to visit Charleston some time and see this. How unbelievable that this tree made it through so many years and probably so many storms and who knows what else.

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