The Angel Oak is believed to be the the oldest living thing east of the Mississippi River. The tree is sixty-five (65) feet high and has a circumference of 25.5 feet. Its area of shade is 17,000 square feet, and the largest limb has a circumference of 11.5 feet, and a length of eighty-nine (89) feet. It is estimated to be over 1400 years old.
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While you're in this area, you can also visit the Charleston Tea Plantation and drive into historic Rockville.
The Angel Oak is the single, most impressive tree I have ever seen. The tree is definitely off-the-beaten-path, but it was very much worth the drive into the countryside to see. I see it as a chance to leave the mainstream tourist attractions and explore a less traveled area.
This is truly a spectacle to behold. The tree covers so much ground space, and when you are standing beside or beneath it, just about every branch you see in any direction sprouts from this tree. The limbs are so large that they actually bow down to the ground, root themselves, and then springs back up again.