TO KNOW THE ANGEL OAK IS TO BETTER KNOW OURSELVES.

To see the centuries-old Angel Oak tree is to be awed by its sheer enormity: six stories tall, a trunk 28 feet around, a quarter acre of shaded canopy.

To listen to the tree is to be humbled by both its sacred stillness and the pulsing life — moss, insects, toads, squirrels, and humans — that depend upon it.

To learn about the Angel Oak is to learn renewal — how a mighty tree gathers water through its galaxy of roots, lifts it through a massive trunk to its branches reaching like arms to the sky to the tips of every leaf — constantly. Always. Without ceasing.

To gather under the Angel Oak is to be unconditionally accepted by its shelter and shade, comfort and care, presence and power.

To know the Angel Oak is to better know ourselves.

Timeline / Next Steps
Summer 2013

CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED TO PROTECT 36 ACRES SURROUNDING THE ANGEL OAK

Fall 2013

Fellowship dinner held at tree with community to support campaign. Land Trust receives funding from Greenbelt Fund. Community and businesses support protection.


Winter 2013

The first 17 acres of Angel Oak Preserve was protected.

Spring 2014

36 ACRES SUCCESSFULLY PROTECTED. COMMUNITY CELEBRATES AND STAKEHOLDERS SIGN ON.

March 2014

An additional 19 acres protected. Total protected acreage is 36 acres — forming the Angel Oak Preserve.

Summer 2014

Research and information gathering process begins with stakeholders to identify possibilities for preserve.

Winter / Spring 2015

Ecological survey commences to determine property details and possible uses.

Summer 2015

LAND TRUST RESEARCHES OTHER LAND TRUST MODELS APPLICABLE TO ANGEL OAK PRESERVE.

Fall 2015

Lookout Mountain Conservancy visits Charleston to meet with researchers, Land Trust board and community partners.

Spring 2016

Ecological survey completed and cultural survey initiated.


Fall 2016

Cultural survey continues.

2017

Clean up efforts with Boeing, Haut Gap Middle School and Soul in the City completed.

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PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE LAND PROTECTED BY LOWCOUNTRY LAND TRUST
September 22, 2018

Here are a few fall adventure ideas for you and your family to enjoy on publicly accessible land protected by Lowcountry Land Trust! Angel Oak Tree Park (John’s Island, SC) […]

3 cleanup events + 236 volunteers = 7,000 pounds of litter collected
March 21, 2018

Our clocks have sprung forward. The sun stays out past dinner. And the bugs are coming out of hiding. How is it possible that the first quarter of the year […]

Four Places to Visit this Spring
February 22, 2018

We’re sharing four of our favorite places to visit in the springtime. Scroll on to explore, then plan your next weekend adventure.   Angel Oak Tree Park (John’s Island, Charleston, […]

2017 was a year filled with action
January 17, 2018

2017 was a year filled with action – 61 volunteers participated in seven different projects that ranged from litter cleanups to installing “Protected Forever” signs on Lowcountry Land Trust protected […]

Angel Oak Update Fall 2016
November 1, 2016

Angel Oak Update Fall 2016 Ecological Study   Our work with the Angel Oak is moving along at a steady pace. Most recently we received the results of Dr. Joel […]

Angel Oak Effect Spring 2016 Update
July 1, 2016

In the spring of 2014, with the help of over 10,000 supporters and numerous community partners, Lowcountry Land Trust completed the purchase and permanent protection of 35 acres adjacent to […]