Angel oak, Johns Island, SC

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by rope-a-dope, Apr 10, 2018.

  1. rope-a-dope

    rope-a-dope Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2015
    Messages:
    289
    Location:
    Asheville
    Im planning a trip, and would like to know if anyone could provide insider intelligence on possibly climbing it. My expectations are low, but what a cool tree, i might as well try...
    Any hints?
     
  2. cerviarborist

    cerviarborist Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2009
    Messages:
    1,868
    Location:
    Florida, USA
    Change those expectations to zero.
     
    Treezybreez and Tom Dunlap like this.
  3. oldoakman

    oldoakman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2007
    Messages:
    4,076
    Location:
    Alorgia
    No and hell no. It is fenced off, no admittance. Fine if caught inside the fence.
     
  4. rope-a-dope

    rope-a-dope Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2015
    Messages:
    289
    Location:
    Asheville
    Thats okay. Its such a fantasy tree, could you blame me for asking?
    Someone must have had the priviledge...

    How about somewhere i could climb sweet live oaks?
     
    Treetopflyer likes this.
  5. cerviarborist

    cerviarborist Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2009
    Messages:
    1,868
    Location:
    Florida, USA
    Start making the rounds in the Chapter TCC's in the southern states and Geezers, for starters.
     
    TimBr likes this.
  6. Z'sTrees

    Z'sTrees Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2014
    Messages:
    411
    Location:
    NW NC
    I think Bartlett had/has the privilege.
    The guy I work for now has worked on the angel oak when he was working for the Bartlett office in Charleston several years ago.
     
  7. SpaceGhost

    SpaceGhost Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2007
    Messages:
    122
    Location:
    Clarksville, TN
    Was there on Sunday. It's such a short, wide tree! Got married under it 14 years ago :numberone:
     

    Attached Files:

  8. Santiago Casanova

    Santiago Casanova Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2017
    Messages:
    344
    Location:
    Sink Hole
    I proposed to my wife under a champion live oak. They are truly special trees.
     
    JD3000, TimBr and SpaceGhost like this.
  9. Santiago Casanova

    Santiago Casanova Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2017
    Messages:
    344
    Location:
    Sink Hole
    The Cellon Oak, Just south of LaCross, FL.
    Cellon Oak.jpg
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2018
    Treezybreez, TimBr and SpaceGhost like this.
  10. guymayor

    guymayor Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2005
    Messages:
    5,606
    Location:
    East US, Earth
    Cellon Oak was horribly overcabled. I think it lost that big limb on the left as a result. And maybe lost its champion points with the loss of crown spread. The county stuck with their old contractor, and paid the price.

    Angel Oak is babysat by city employees, for some reason. It needs haloing, and suffered some excessively large chainsaw wounds, but it's doing ok. Not sure what chemical regimen it's on.

    I'm working on live oaks next month near Swansboro; could use a sub...
     
    SomethingWitty likes this.
  11. Santiago Casanova

    Santiago Casanova Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2017
    Messages:
    344
    Location:
    Sink Hole
    The Cellon Oak is over cabled and the limb on the left probably did drop as a result of that. But it is still the Florida champion live oak. It has a score of 522. I would love to see that tree get some help in its older years. The county only really does damage control after something has happened and that is no way to care for a champion.
     
  12. Santiago Casanova

    Santiago Casanova Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2017
    Messages:
    344
    Location:
    Sink Hole
    Crown Spread Max: 171
    Crown Spread Min: 158
    Circumference: 390
    Height: 91
    Height of Circumference: 4
    Total Points: 522
    Date of Measurement: 3/21/2018
    Reason of Measurement: Remeasurement
    Verified by County Forester: DAVID S CONSER
     
  13. guymayor

    guymayor Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2005
    Messages:
    5,606
    Location:
    East US, Earth
    There are MANY ways to care for a champion; getting owners to see that is the trick.

    Here's another overcabled champ that lost a big limb; I'll be pruning it soon.

    And I think I'll measure the Fairchild, Maltby and other oaks, next FL visit. 390 is a fat tree, hard to "top" that...and it STILL has a 171' spread?? hmmmm
     

    Attached Files:

    Santiago Casanova likes this.
  14. Santiago Casanova

    Santiago Casanova Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2017
    Messages:
    344
    Location:
    Sink Hole
    If you are coming down to measure champs in FL I would like to help if needed.
     
  15. guymayor

    guymayor Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2005
    Messages:
    5,606
    Location:
    East US, Earth
    I'll be in Daytona Beach April 28-30 and would like to revisit the Fairchild. It's probly grown some since i put in the lightning system. Hit me up thru the website if you want.
     
  16. SpaceGhost

    SpaceGhost Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2007
    Messages:
    122
    Location:
    Clarksville, TN
    Guy, if you're ever in Savannah or Charleston doing work I'm near Augusta. Stars would have to align as I'm active duty. Ya never know, could happen, so I'll put it out there. Or if you're ever near Aiken, you have a place to stay. My door is always open to tree bros.
     
  17. guymayor

    guymayor Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2005
    Messages:
    5,606
    Location:
    East US, Earth
  18. SpaceGhost

    SpaceGhost Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2007
    Messages:
    122
    Location:
    Clarksville, TN
    Oh wow, never knew about her until now. Thanks for the Intel!
     
  19. guymayor

    guymayor Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2005
    Messages:
    5,606
    Location:
    East US, Earth
    She is but a memory.
     

    Attached Files:

  20. SpaceGhost

    SpaceGhost Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2007
    Messages:
    122
    Location:
    Clarksville, TN
    That sucks. Great articles, gave me some ideas on what I should do with the dinosaur Willow Oak that I live with now. I would love to get some hands on experience from a Jedi Veteran Tree caregiver such as yourself. Let me know if you could use my help on any projects, please.
     

Share This Page