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" One touch of nature

makes all the world kin "

William Shakespeare

The Angel Oak Tree

April 9th, 2011

Here’s an excerpt from photographer Jack Gescheidt’s blog. Have a look at the trailer for his ‘Out on a Limb’ film here:
Join the next TreeSpirit photo event in May: save a forest and The Angel Oak Tree

The Angel Oak, Johns Island, SC – threatened by development – photo by Jack Gescheidt

Dear friends of trees,

The next large group TreeSpirit photo event will be held in May 2011. Email me now to join the guest list for the exact date and time of this event: CLICK HERE As always, people of all ages, sizes, shapes and ethnicities are welcomed and appreciated.  The only requirement, what ties us always together, are our open hearts and affection for trees and nature.  See dozens of previous TreeSpirit Project photographs here:

We’ll join together on rural Johns Island, SC (near Charleston) to make art that can help a community save thousands of trees—and one giant, ancient tree, hundreds of years old: The Angel Oak Tree.  A development project would cut down the 40-acre forest surrounding the Angel Oak on 3 sides—and fill in a wetlands—to erect 600 housing units local citizens don’t want or need.

Google the famous “Angel Oak Tree” to see hundreds more photos of this ancient southern live oak, evidence of how many Americans have visited her…and felt moved to make and share photos of their own.

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6 Responses to “The Angel Oak Tree”

  1. I have had a link to a photo of this tree in my “favorites” for over a year. I want to buy a photo of it to put over my altar. How incomprehensible that it would be destroyed…

    Thanks for the information.

  2. Truly horrendous that the natural world is being uprooted and the inhabitants flora and fauna being dismantled – terrible. And on wetlands too. Here frogs come through my cat flap, it is an old farmers cottage, one of a terrace, they come through the cat flap because their mating grounds were orchards and boggy land where houses were erected in the 60s and 70s, and if they mange to get across the road without being run over by cars they are lucky. I usually take they over the road by hand. This used to be a dead end road with cottages built in 1830 – and orchards as far as the eye could see, now all houses and roads with a dual carriage way to one side and the town to the other side with houses built down to the river and because of this we get floods all the time, in Ludlow, a few years ago the river brought down a bridge – and people were evacuated – just because houses are being built on the natural water plains, where houses and buildings should not be built. The livestiock market is now tarmac for Tesco and Aldi and people wonder why there is so much flooding, when the land is concreted and tarmac – great wishes for this Angel Oak Tree, they are part of all of us.

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