Angel Oak Tree

Phone: (843) 559-3496
Admission: Free

Said to be about 1,000 years old, the weaving, winding, monumental branches tower in all directions, Angel Oak is thought to be one of the oldest trees and living things east of Mississippi River. While live oaks are known to only grow out and not upwards, the long history of Angel Oak has allowed it to grow both out and up. This explains why it is so tall (more than 65 feet high) and so broad with a canopy that provides more than 17,000 square feet of shade.
Angels Oak has survived rough weather including earthquakes, hurricanes, floods as well as human interference. It’s safe to assume that the tree will live for many more years to come.

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Fun Fact:
Historical records trace the ownership of the tree and the land on which it stands to 1717 when it was given to Abraham Waight as part of a land grant. The tree stayed in that family four generations.

Submitted By:

Donnie Wayne

Louisville, Kentucky

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