The South Carolina Champion Oak is located between 513 and 515 Prince Street in Georgetown. It is registered with the American Forestry Associates as a State Champion. In 1940, the tree was estimated to be over 500 years old. At the time, it measured 23 feet in circumference. It was 120 feet tall and had a crown spread of 125 feet.
Live oak trees are called “live” because they remain green during winter months. They can be found mostly in North America, up and down the East Coast from Maryland to Florida. They can also be found in certain parts of California and Oregon, as well as along the Gulf Coast in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. They can even grow in the warmer regions of Asia and Europe.
William Dodd says
I certainly commend you for your wish to have this tree listed. I myself was born in 1957 in Anderson, South Carolina and have lived in SC for most of my life now.
woody gruber says
I would like to know more about the requirements to have a live oak listed. I live within the city limits of Georgetown and have beautiful tree that I would like to have considered. Very symmetrical and over 18 ft. in circumference. I may be reached @ 843 344 3424, Thank you
Hello, Woody. Here is the nomination form as provided by Clemson University: http://www.clemson.edu/public/champtree/nominate_a_champion_tree.html