The Angel Oak

Just outside of Charleston, South Carolina lives one of the most amazing trees I have ever seen. The tree is a Live Oak (Quercus virginiana), a type of evergreen oak that lives in the southeastern United States.

What makes this tree special is its sheer size. The trunk measures nearly 10 m or 30 feet in circumference and its branches stretch at their furthest point about 55 m or 190 feet from tip to tip.

A visit to see this tree is well worth the trek off the beaten path.