Deep Roots: Gettysburg Witness Tree

Deep Roots: Gettysburg Witness Tree

This ancient White Oak tree located just east of the town of Gettysburg looks beautiful with its vast spreading limbs, but it stands as silent witness to  devastating scenes that occurred after the three-day Battle of Gettysburg in July of 1863. Gettysburg Witness...
Old Tree On Crystal Coast Witnessed Civil War Action

Old Tree On Crystal Coast Witnessed Civil War Action

Atlantic Beach on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina has more to offer than just sun, sand and surf. I discovered a grand Live Oak tree on a trail at the Hoop Pole Creek Nature Preserve that is estimated to be more than 300 years old. Known by locals as the Portrait...
Why Is The Angel Oak Tree Special?

Why Is The Angel Oak Tree Special?

For anyone who loves old trees like I do, you might ask “Why is the Angel Oak Tree special? There are a number of reasons, the first being that it has stood for centuries and witnessed the birth of our country, wars, peace, and everything in between. But there...