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ANGEL OAK by Dan Robbins

We thought this photograph by Dan Robbins of the Angel Oak was one of the nicest photos we have seen of this live oak. We doubled matted it in colors that let the tree “shine” so to speak.

The Angel  Oak has come to symbolize Charleston.  It is a Southern live oak located in Angel Oak Park, on Johns Island near Charleston.  The Angel  Oak Tree is estimated to be in excess of 1500 years old, stands 66.5 ft  (20 m) tall, measures 28 ft (8.5 m) in circumference, and produces shade that covers 17,200 square feet (1,600 m2). From tip to tip  Its longest branch distance is 187 ft.
The Angel Oak Tree is thought to  be one of the oldest living things in the country.  The land where the Angel Oak Tree stands was part of Abraham Waight’s 1717 land grant.  The  City of Charleston now owns the property.  The Angel Oak Park is free and  the tree should be added to any visit to Charleston, Kiawah or Seabrook  Islands.


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