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2015 UPDATE: After years of advocacy, the local community, galvanized by one unstoppable young woman motivated by deep love for this magnificent, ancient tree, has successfully raised over $3,000,000 to purchase the Angel Oak’s surrounding forest. It will be protected from development and enjoyed by future generations, in perpetuity.
DETAILS OF THE SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN HERE: http://www.lolt.org/community-initiatives/angel-oak-preserve.html
Angel Oak Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SaveTheAngelOak.org
On Saturday, May 14, 2011, about 40 daring fans of the magnificent Angel Oak Tree of Johns Island, South Carolina (outside Charleston) gathered to make the photograph, “Angels,” unified by our goal to draw public and media attention to the large, pending housing project that would have clearcut 40 acres of The Angel Oak’s surrounding, protective forest and fill in much of the wetlands that feeds this hundreds-years-old beauty.
Charleston police were called to the scene just minutes after we began, but we made our photo and attracted the publicity we sought for the Angel Oak’s plight.
Read the full blog account.
Sarah Bates’ Post & Courier video coverage: