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Reuters Covers Angel Oak Campaign

Harriet McLoed of Reuters wrote in her article, South Carolinians raising millions to protect centuries-old Angel Oak: “A group trying to preserve the centuries-old Angel Oak near Charleston, South Carolina, is racing against a fall deadline to raise the $3.6 million needed to protect surrounding land from development that environmentalists contend would harm the tree.”

The article describe the Angel Oak’s huge size, the money raised to date, the tree’s age and historical significance and how the effort to protect the tree began.

“Hagood said the land trust also hoped to conserve another 17 acres that the bank has optioned to a new developer but has not yet begun raising money for that effort. The trust’s planned Angel Oak Preserve would be a forested park and site of educational programs, she said.”