Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Angel Oak

A faux-HDR of the Angel Oak on Johns Island.

The tree is a Southern Live oak and is supposedly the oldest tree east of the Mississippi - some estimates have it at nearly 1500 years old.

The tree is massive, it stands 65 ft tall, measures 28 ft in circumference, its longest limb is 105 feet in length. and shades an area of 17,000 square feet . Its widest crown spread point-to-point is 180 ft, which is longer than any other live oak in the country.

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