The Angel Oak - Giclée Print
John's Island, South Carolina
Framed and Matted Giclée: 29" x 40"
Unframed Giclée Print Size: 19½" x 30"
Reportedly the oldest living thing east of the Rockies, Angel Oak is a 1,500 year old live oak. Some locals simply call it: The Tree. It stands in a wooded area along Bohicket Road of John's Island outside Charleston, South Carolina.
Towering over 65 feet high, Angel Oak has shaded John's Island,a thousand years before Columbus' arrival in the New World. Recorded history traces the ownership of the live oak and surrounding land to 1717 when Abraham Waight received it as part of a small land grant. The tree stayed in Waight's family for four generations and was part of a marriage settlement to Justus Angel and Martha Waight Tucker Angel. The tree is now owned by the City of Charleston and has become the focal point of a public park.
Today the live oak has a canopy spread reaching 160 feet, a trunk circumference of nearly 25 feet, and covers 17,100 square feet of ground.
Angel Oak was damaged severely during Hurricane Hugo in September 1989 but has since recovered and continues its growth on John’s Island.