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Jul 23, 2008

Focus:Environment
Action Request:Petition
Location:South Carolina, United States
LEASE SIGN PETITION, AT http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/save-the-angel-oak-on-johns-island-sc

The Charleston city council has just approved a plan to put up 600 family homes and a shopping center on the property surrounding the Angel Oak, on Johns Island, SC.

No one knows the actual age of the tree, because the only way to determine the age of a live oak is to cut it open and count the rings. It is rumored to be over 1400 years old.

Whatever its actual age, the tree is colossal, and it is ancient. It stands proudly in an obscure wooded area on Johns Island. It stands sixty-five feet tall; with the longest limb extending eighty-nine feet long and the tree's canopy shading an area of 17,100 square feet.

Imagine the things this amazing live oak tree has lived to see. It is a truly remarkable natural wonder that inspires people daily.

When developing their new community so close to the Angel Oak, builders will have to cut down many trees in the wooded area surrounding the historic tree. In doing so, the Angel Oak will be left unprotected against natural elements it has not been exposed to. The tree will be extremely vulnerable and mostly likely die.

In a town that is so well known for preserving its past and protecting its natural beauty and charm, I find it incredibly surprising and tragic that the Charleston City Council would approve this project.

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Posted: Wednesday July 23, 2008, 5:20 pm
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Samantha Siegel
female, age 32,
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