The two RV Gypsies visited
the famous Angel Oak Tree
on Johns Island in South Carolina
June 2, 2017

The Angel Oak is a Live Oak native tree species found throughout the Lowcountry. It is estimated to be between 300 to 400 years old. Its massive, draping limbs and wide spreading canopy present the aura of an angel; however, the naming was acquired from the tree's previous owners, Justis and Martha Angel. Local folklore tells stories of ghosts of former slaves appearing as angels around the tree.

The Angel Oak was very hard to photograph. There were people everywhere. But the panorama below with people in the photo helps everyone to realize the size. Photos cannot do the tree justice. The Circumference is 25.5 feet. The height is 65 feet. The area of shade is 17,000 square feet. The largest limb is 11.25 feet in circumference and 89 feet in Length.

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