What a fascinating tree! 20 meters high, 8 meters circumference; I am sure there are larger trees in those terms, but the shade area of 1600 square meters, can it be beaten? Its longest branch extends for 57 meters, just wow. Angel Oak is a Southern live oak located in Angel Oak Park on Johns Island near Charleston, South Carolina. The City of Charleston has owned the tree and surrounding park since 1991. Being by some estimates almost 500 years old, imagine what stories it could tell...Local folklore tells stories of ghosts of former slaves appearing as angels around the tree.
Many thanks to Susan :))