Monday, December 01, 2008

A 1500 Year Old Tree


I think the tree is an element of regeneration which in itself is a concept of time.
~ Joseph Beuys ~





The Angel Oak

is a Live Oak (Quercus Virginiana) that is a native species found throughout the Lowcountry (Costal Carolina). Believed to be in excess of 1500 years old, its massive, draping limbs and wide spreading canopy present the aura of an angel but the naming of this tree was acquired from the tree's previous owners, Martha and Justin Angel.

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22 comments:

arizona auto insurance said...

I know it's just the type of tree it is, but I would have normally expected a tree that old to be very, very tall. But it has arms stretching everywhere and awesome looking.

richies said...

Live Oaks are very interesting trees. I don't know of any others that have branches that reach the ground and then grow back up. It seems that every plantation home in South Louisiana, and probably the rest of the South, have Live Oaks lining the road to the plantation.

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Susanne49 said...

Hello arizona,

Arizona is the State I will visit for sure in the next coming months... :)
Nice to see new faces commenting on my blog! Thanks for visiting!

Susanne49 said...

Hi Richies,
yes, these old impressive oaks are typical for the South and so beautiful, like this one out side of Charleston.

Sue said...

I so love these old Live Oak Trees. Their character is so unique and interesting. You have captured the beauty of the aged tree very nicely. You make me long to visit South Carolina again -- it's been quite awhile since I've been there! :)

pete said...

We have these all over the place. I love how the limbs droop down to the ground - so mysterious. I'm amazed that a tree could live so long! :)

OregonArtGuy said...

Hi Susanne:
Wow! That tree is impressive - trees are some of my favorite things

Susanne49 said...

Hi Sue,

South Carolina is a very nice living places, I have to agree. The warm Southern lifestyle is presented all over and the hospitality is wonderful here, people are open and easy to talk with.

Thanks for the kind comment :)

Susanne49 said...

Hi Pete,

nice to read your comment! :)

Susanne49 said...

Hi OregonGuy

Yes tree are wonderful living nature species. I love them too. :)

Marcie said...

Gorgeous tree. Love how you've captured it from different angles.

papercages said...

Great photo--as always. Several varieties of oak are indigenous to the part of California I live in, but unfortunately not Live Oak. I wish they were. In my opinion one of the most beautiful types of tree in the world.

Susanne49 said...

Thank you so much, Marcie! :)

Susanne49 said...

Hi tricia,

I love them too - without to be a tree hugger...LOL...

Thanks for the comment!

alicesg said...

Very lovely tree. Wow a very old tree. I like the way the tree branches out.

Susanne49 said...

Thank you for the kind comment, Alice!

Carrie Hayes said...

What an awesome tree, great shots!!

Susanne49 said...

Thanks Carrie, I'm glad you liked it. :)

Anna said...

Okay one more, lol, this one caught my eye as I was scrolling down. Wow what a tree, so much character in it. Anna :)

Susanne49 said...

I knew it you'll be back...LOL..thank you Anna, yes the tree is very impressive and old.I bet it could tell many stories!

Max-e said...

Wow, what an amazing tree. I would love to see it in real life. I have a total fascination with old trees and can spend hours just enjoying them.

Susanne49 said...

Hi Max,
yes the tree is impressive, and every time I have seen it I saw something new on him, I love the tree! Thanks for commenting.:)

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