The Angel Oak Tree: John's Island, South Carolina.
This tree is my heart! It took me about 5 years until I was able to finally see it in person. It most certainly lived up to my expectations and then some. The Angel Oak (Quercis virginianna) is approximately 1,500 years old and is reportedly the oldest living or man made thing – east of the Rockies. Its circumference is 11.25 Feet and length is 89 Feet. It truly resembles the picture of heaven and angels, but actually, acquired its name from its previous owners, Martha & Justin Angel. If you are ever in South Carolina, in the Charleston area – you really must take a trip out to see this beauty in person.
"The strongest oak tree of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It's the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun." ~Napoleon Hill