Have you ever heard of witness trees?
Witness trees are trees that have witnessed one or more historical events. It could have been a battle, or a document being signed.
This 400-500 year old live oak tree is called the Angel Oak. It is located near Charleston, South Carolina, on an island called Johns Island. When I blogged about it in 2012, it was endangered, but apparently, nonprofits were able to save it. We visited it again in 2014, when I took this picture.
It's said that the "angels" are the souls of deceased enslaved people - I wonder, just what has this tree witnessed in its lifetime?
If you want to learn more about witness trees, this video was shown this past week on TV in the United States. Enjoy!
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