Angel Oak Tree
Just revisiting this page to enjoy my photograph of Angel Oak tree. Be well, my friend, I hope to visit you some day soon.
The Angel Oak is truly a remarkable tree and it’s wonderful to hear that you have been captivated by it enough to visit and photograph it multiple times. It is estimated to be around 400-500 years old and is one of the oldest living things in the United States. Its massive trunk and sprawling branches provide a home to a diverse range of plants and animals, making it an important part of the local ecosystem.
My dedication to capturing and improving your photographs of the Angel Oak shows your appreciation for the natural beauty of the tree and the ecosystem that it supports. I am keeping up the good work and continue to cherish the memories and experiences you have had with this amazing tree.
Angel Oak is a Southern live oak located in Angel Oak Park on Johns Island near Charleston, South Carolina. The tree is estimated to be 400–500 years old. It stands 66.5 ft tall, measures 28 ft in circumference, and produces shade that covers 17,200 square feet. Its longest branch distance is 187 ft in length.
My sister bought me a beautiful card yesterday and came to visit as I try and get better. The words from the card called “The Oak Tree’ a message of encouragement were profound and if only they had the strength to type them, well, maybe another day. When I get stronger.
Please enjoy all the trees and spring weather.
My favorite tree, which I keep photographing in an attempt to improve the capture and feelings from the tree.
This was from a 2011 visit. The Oak supports other plants and insects, she has a complete Eco system in a symbiotic relationship with the earth.
Live oaks also share root systems so underground she is connected to other Oak trees which is invisible to us.
It like they are holding hands underground.
The Oak is the King of the Trees. Ancient Celts observed the oak’s massive growth and impressive expanse.
They took this as a clear sign that the oak was to be honored for its endurance, and noble presence.
Wearing oak leaves was a sign of special status among many ancient European people’s.
The oak is a tree of protection and strength.
Druids met in oak groves and ate their acorns to ingest the ancient knowledge contained in them.
Because of their expansive growth, oak trees often attract lightning strikes, which confer greater mystical power to them.
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Morals of this True Tree Tale:
1) one person — YOU — can make a difference since what you do with great heart affects & inspires others;
2) a community joined together can achieve great things — like saving precious wild places and ancient trees for future generations to enjoy.
A Charleston arts & culture newspaper recognizes this incredible environmental and community achievement: http://www.charlestoncitypaper.com
“An Oak tree is a daily reminder that great things often have small beginnings.” “The acorn does not know that it will become a sapling. The sapling does not remember when it was an acorn, and only dimly senses that it will become a mighty oak.
In its life, Angel Oak has weathered countless storms and serious natural disasters. It’s also bore witness to many eras in South Carolina history. Local folklore claims that the tree’s name also alludes to the ghosts of slaves from the plantation the land used to belong to that appear around the tree at night.
Great images! That oak has certainly seen a lot!