This Whimsical Fairytale Tree In South Carolina Looks Like Harry Potter's Whomping Willow
Over 400 years old.
There are so many natural wonders of the world that we rarely get to see firsthand. When it's time for us to get out and travel again, there are a few places that deserve spots on your bucket list. A massive tree named Angel Oak in South Carolina actually resembles a fantastical work of nature we know from childhood that everyone should need in person at least once.
The Angel Oak Tree is located on John's Island in Charleston, South Carolina. It's definitely one of the greatest wonders you'll see when visiting this historic state.
While most state lore says the tree is 300 to 400 years old, some historians argue that theis 1,500 years old.
Angel Oak aka "A Lowcountry Treasure" currently stands at 65 feet tall and has a 25.5 foot circumference. If you're looking for a bit of shade on your visit to Charleston of the Kiawah or Seabook islands, this mighty oak provides a shadow that covers 17,00-square-feet.
The tree was a part of a 1717 land grant, which now belongs to The City of Charleston, making it a historical landmark. It's completely free to visit the tree and it's so massive, you'll never feel like there's too many people there to enjoy the beauty of it all.
Plus, this is a perfect place to go if you're looking for a creative and unique.
For anyone who is a fan of J.K. Rowling's, this tree may bring up some rememberable moments from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
Avid readers (or movie watchers) will remember when Harry and Ron flew Ron's parent's car right into the grasp of the feisty tree. Not sure if Angel Oak is that aggressive, but it might be fun to pretend.