The Angel Oak is located in Angel Oak Park, on Johns Island, South Carolina, and is one of the largest living oak trees in the world.
Angel Oak is believed to be around 1,500 years old – though that is an estimate and not a definitive age.
Locals call it “The Tree” due to its appearance and age. It is with no doubt a must-see for those who visit Charleston, South Carolina.
The oak tree is more than 65 feet high with a 25.5 feet circumference. It covers more than 1,700 square feet of shade and the biggest branch of this tree measures about 11.25 feet in circumference and extends up to 89 feet long.
The oak gets its name from the land owned by Justus Angel (an African American slave proprietor) and his wife, Martha. Urban legends recounts stories of ghost sightings of previous slaves showing up as angels around the tree.