Live Oak From The Porch

Live Oak From The Porch

It’s hard to know the age of tree, especially one out front of an old rural plantation house.

I do know this tree was tall and standing in the 1791. Live Oaks are slow growers so it was a decent age back then.

Live Oak From The Porch
Live Oak From The Porch

This tree was to be cut, the land out front cleared, in the summer of 1791. March of that year George Washington made his tour of the south… with 8 men and 11 horses. The President of the US didn’t need much security I guess.

Anyway, in the past I have mentioned this plantation porch being a gathering place of historical significance. At Washington’s gathering here the tree was a topic of conversation. Whatever was said the tree was spared, and now is included with the building in the National Historic Registry. They pamper the tree a bit.

Hampton Plantation, Santee Delta, South Carolina.

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