Angel Oak

May 19, 2023


Cin_Angel Tree 4-6-22 front side (003)

Photographer: Cindy Foster Sun   

Summary Author: Cindy Foster Sun

Featured above is the renowned Angel Oak, a southern live oak (Quercus virginiana) found in the Low Country of southeastern South Carolina. Estimated to be 300-400 years old, it was named for the tree’s previous owner, Justis and Martha Angel.

The Angel Oak stands 86 feet (26.2 m) tall, has a circumference of 25.5 feet (7.7 m) and a canopy or shaded area that covers nearly 17,000 square feet (1,579 sq. m). What a spectacular specimen! Photo taken on April 10, 2023.


Johns Island, South Carolina Coordinates: 32.7177, -80.0647

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