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Angel Oak Tree on John's Island, Charleston - South Carolina. Some estimates place its age at 1500 years old.

The gian Angel Oak tree on Johns Island South Carolina is said to be 1400 years old | Photo by Dustin K Ryan with Pin-It-Button on FineArtAmerica

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The Angel Oak in Charleston, SC Reportedly the oldest thing -- living or man-made -- east of the Rockies, Angel Oak is a live oak tree aged approximately 1,500 years. Some locals simply call it The Tree. It stands in a wooded area along Bohicket Road of John's Island outside Charleston, South Carolina.

It is the oldest known olive tree on Earth, with a tree ring age of at least 2,000 years. Carbon daters have estimated it to be about 4,000 years old, and it still produces tasty olives today. It is 15 feet thick at the base, is not particularly tall, as olive trees go, but is, quite literally, gnarly. Totally gnarly. The trunk is magnificently swirled, knotted, and bulbous. This one may be the tree Pliny the Elder (23-79 AD) wrote of when mentioning a sacred Greek olive tree 1,600 years…

Bluebelle Spring, Micheldever Wood, Hampshire, England; photo by BarryWakelin blue bells are my favorite

A unique tree with braided branches in an unusual arboretum. This is an amazing nature picture, strange landscaping structure and weird park pic.