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Friday, August 17, 2018

Charleston's Angel Oak Tree

Magnificent isn't it?

This is the Angel Oak tree in Charleston. This is one of the last places that we visited on our trip. Some people kept telling us that it was 1,500 years old but the most common estimate is 400 to 500 years old. 

The tree is a southern live oak tree and is located on Johns Island in Charleston. 

It was truly a sight to see in person. 

I am glad that the city is protecting this. If the facts are true then this tree was planted around the 1600's! That's remarkable! It appears that it could have existed around the same time that the Magnolia Plantation was established. 

It was truly exquisite to see and just staring at it just makes you imagine of the things that this tree has seen. It is truly remarkable.

I hope that you enjoyed this post! Thank you for reading!

(photos via Mrs. Shockley) 


  1. Its so wonderful and its great they are protecting the tree too.

    1. It was wonderful! I love learning about places like this. Protecting landmarks is very important to me and was glad to see that it was.