Thursday Tree Love Week 17

THURSDAY TREE LOVE Week 17

ANGEL TREE

 

Last week I found this terrific idea for blogging by sharing a tree every week.    It’s called Thursday Tree Love  week 17 is now but it’s only my 2nd post. The rules are simple, share a photo of a tree and link it back to http://happinessandfood.com/tag/treelove/ where you can visit other bloggers who have joined in on this cool blog!

My tree photo this week is a beautiful majestic live oak tree which is said to be between 400 and 500 years old and possibly up to 700 years old! It is 66.5 feet tall, measures about 28 feet in circumference, and covers over 17,200 square feet of shade.  The longest branch, from tip to tip is a whooping  187 feet.

 

 

The Angel Tree is about 150 miles from our home and I’ve always wanted to visit this majestic tree and thanks to the Thursday Tree Love, hubby and I took a nice drive to see it last Saturday.  The tree is so large, I couldn’t even get the entire tree in one photo!

 

 

The Angel Tree is so massive and heavy, they have telephone sized poles and cables supporting the heavy branches.  Hubby and I picked a perfect day to visit the Angel Tree, the weather was beautiful and the sun was shining through the limbs of the tree.

 

I always wondered where the name “Angel Tree” came from and I found out when I visited it.   The property that the tree is on was owned by Martha and Justin Angel, dated back to the 1600 – 1700’s.    The Angel Tree is so beautiful, I couldn’t post just one photo.  I’m looking forward to seeing your tree for the Thursday Tree Love – Week 17.  Be sure to tag #TREELOVE and click on this link: http://happinessandfood.com/tag/treelove/

If you are in the Charleston South Carolina area, this is a must see tree.  http://www.angeloaktree.com/

 

 

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Martha Demeo

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32 Discussion to this post

  1. Parul Thakur says:

    Love that huge Oak tree. Have you noticed how good most of us feel around an old tree? Feels like a homecoming. I am glad you shared this one – made my morning!

    Thanks for joining and the shoutout!

  2. Rich says:

    Lovely lady heck of a writer terrific photography

  3. I’m not sure that I would drive the distance to see a tree, but, perhaps, if in the area, I would detour.

  4. Very interesting post, Martha! Impressive to look at.

    Love trees! Gaétane

  5. Sandy KS says:

    What a beautiful tree!

  6. Wow, that is a gorgeous tree, Martha. We have 100-year-old oaks in our area, but they don’t seem to get much older than that. Amazing shots! 🙂 Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  7. What a beautiful old tree! I love that it has a history to tell.

  8. Alice Gerard says:

    That is a magnificent looking tree. It definitely has character!

  9. Sumudu says:

    I love oak trees. We have one in our yard, and it is not like that one, but maybe in a 100 years, it might get there 🙂

  10. Martha says:

    Something about old trees, they are so beautiful and if they could talk, imagine the stories they could tell! Thanks for stopping by Sumudu!

  11. Martha says:

    Character it does have Alice! I love old trees. Thanks for stopping by.

  12. Martha says:

    When I see an old tree, I always wonder about the history of it. I’m so glad this was preserved and told about the history. Thanks for visiting Patricia.

  13. Martha says:

    Thanks Marsha! I got a new phone a few days after visiting this tree, now I want to go back and get even better shots! Thanks for visiting!

  14. Martha says:

    I love it Sandy! It was so relaxing to just sit and view the magneficient tree. Thanks for stopping by.

  15. Martha says:

    Thanks Gaetane, I was so in awe when I saw this tree in person! Thanks for visiting and I’ll searching for my next week’s tree!

  16. Martha says:

    Hubby and I enjoy taking a weekend drive to get away from all the traffic and tourists Roy. We usually ride the Harleys but opted for a leisurely car ride. Thanks for visiting!

  17. Martha says:

    Thanks Rich, you’re the best! 😍

  18. Martha says:

    Parul, I just mentioned that to someone, it’s so relaxing and takes me back in time just to set and view such a beautiful tree. Thanks for visiting, I’m off to find next week’s #ThursdayTreeLove photo!

  19. Glenda Cates says:

    I love this tree and wish we could see it in person. It inspires me to get out and walk our small town and look for trees like this. Which would be a perfect outing for Charlie and I. Have a great day.

  20. Martha says:

    You could try a “tree walk” into someone fun and educational for Charlie Glenda! Have Charlie find a cool looking tree, snap a photo then look it up on the computer to see what kind it is and the history! That sounds like a find outing! Thanks for stopping by.

  21. Morgan says:

    What an amazing tree!! It’s so cool to think that you stood in front of something that has been on this earth for 300-400 years. Thank you for sharing!!

  22. Martha says:

    It sure is amazing Morgan. When the end comes near, it will be a very somber time. Thanks for stopping by.

  23. Bing says:

    wonderful! i love trees. they exude this very peaceful feeling of calm. very therapeutic.

  24. Martha says:

    Yes Bing, they do give a very peaceful feeling, hubby and I sat on one of the benches, just starring at this majestic tree. It’s like the crazy world had come to a halt if even just for the afternoon. Thanks for visiting Bing!

  25. Bellybytes says:

    Undoubtedly this is a majestic tree. And thank you for sharing these gorgeous photos. It really is worth making the trek to see this example of nature’s grandeur.

  26. Martha says:

    It was not only worth going to see the tree and capture the beauty in photos, but also to learn the history of the Angel Tree. For as long as I’ve known of this tree, I never knew the history! Thanks for visiting the tree Bellybytes.

  27. G Angela says:

    Oh my God ! Awesome, i loved this beauty and have never seen a tree like this …. I would love too, thank you for sharing this wonderful images:)

  28. Ramya says:

    Awesome! Great to see a 500 yr old tree. Ofcourse, sharing one pic wouldn’t have been enough.

  29. Martha says:

    I had seen pictures of the Angle Tree but once I saw it in person, I was amazed at the size and the beauty! I don’t think I’ll ever find one any larger in our area.

  30. Martha says:

    Thanks Ramya, that was my thought too. How can I just share one photo with such a magnificent tree. Thanks for visiting.

  31. Archana says:

    Amazing! If only it could speak.. the stories it would tell…

  32. Martha says:

    I’ve often thought that too Archana. How many children would climb the branches or play hide ‘n seek around this beauty? I could see this has a beautiful backdrop for a wedding! Thanks for visiting.

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