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Businesses Fight to Save Ancient Tree on Johns Island


Wednesday - September 18, 2013 at 07:52 am


If you are a long-time South Carolina resident, you've probably heard about the ancient and giganticly-sprawling live oak tree in Charleston known as the Angel Oak.  You may also have even heard about recent efforts to develop land near the tree that preservationists and nearby businesses say may be the death knell for this state landmark.  In fact, the area business community and non-profits are right now engaged in a $1.2 million fundraising effort to buy the surrounding land to keep it from being developed.

Mike Switzer interviews Elizabeth Hagood, director of the LowCountry Open Land Trust in Charleston.

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