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7:58 am on Monday March 19, 2012

Little rain paves way for fungus to take down Carolina Oaks

Flickr user devils rancher A southern red oak, aka a spanish oak.With low rainfall during the last 10 of 13 years in South Carolina, conditions are right for the oak fungus known as hypoxylon canker — and it's killing many oaks in South Carolina....
4:20 am on Sunday March 18, 2012

Little rain paves way for fungus to take down Carolina oaks

Image by Flickr user devils rancher A southern red oak, aka a spanish oak. With low rainfall during the last 10 of 13 years in South Carolina, conditions are right for the oak fungus known as hypoxylon canker — and it's killing many oaks in South...
4:46 am on Wednesday October 26, 2011

With a higher price tag, latest Harbor View Road plan is more palatable

It's been years since the debate began on the widening of Harbor View Road on James Island, at it may finally be near an end — on the planning. The plan that would widen 2.4 miles of scenic roadway has been assaulted for tearing down too many of the...
4:22 am on Thursday September 15, 2011

It's a deal: Land sale aims to buffer, protect Angel Oak Park

Image by Ken Hawkins/TheDigitel The tree is believed to be some 1,400 years old.Update September 15: Charleston City Council has given final approval for the deal to buy the 6.5 acres at a reduced price of $339,000. Update September 7: If you've...
5:11 am on Friday January 28, 2011

In a search for a 300 year mark, massive live oak presented in Bluffton

Flickr user anoldent Not the tree in question, but you get the idea. While the presence of a massive live oak in Burton has been known for some time, the nine-and-a-half foot diameter tree on the old Cherry Hill Plantation is only now coming into...
7:47 pm on Saturday July 31, 2010

Saturday is 166 years since Rhett's speech at the Secession Oak (update: writeup)

Flickr user jordan.tread.away Update July 31: The Island Packet was there for the speech and shares a nice little writeup; read it here. First reporting July 30: Way back on July 31, 1844, Robert Barnwell Rhett stood before an oak tree in Bluffton...
12:42 am on Wednesday May 19, 2010

The Angel Oak

Image by Joseph Nienstedt You've seen a lot photos of this magnificent oak but this one's a stand out.
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